Union Festival

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The Union Festival (also referred to as the Festival of Union and as the Uniefees in Afrikaans]]) was a nation-wide celebration of 50 the years of the Union of South Africa, with festival events taking [place in various cities and towns around the country, including Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein.

Among the events were:

An exhibition of South African publications called Die Boek in Suid-Afrika/The Book in South Africa (9-31 May, 1960).

A mock battle by the SA Armed Forces at De Brug, outside Bloemfontein.

Various new plays were written and pageants staged for the occasion.


Uniefees: Die Boek in Suid-Afrika. Union Festival: The Book in South Africa 9-31/V/1960 Uitstalling van Suid-Afrikaanse Publikasies. Exhibition of South African Publications (Uniefeeskomitee/Union Feast Commitee; First Edition, January 1, 1960)

Union Festival 1960 - Cape Town Commemoration Guide - Uniefees 1960 - Kaapstadse Herdenkingsgids Published by Ramsay, Son and Parker (PTY.) LTD, 1960.

Union Festival: Pretoria, 1910-1960 Insecor Industrial Services, 1960

1960 Official Festival Programme - Bloemfontein - 50 years union AC White P.and P. Co.

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