David Livingstone Bicentenary 2013

This from the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia caught my eye.

“Zambia: rise and falls

David Livingstone, the first European to clap eyes on the awesome sight of Victoria Falls and baptize it with its regal name, was born in Scotland in 1813.The bicentenary of his birth is reason enough for the town of Livingstone, nestled next to the falls on the banks of the Zambezi (in Zambia), to go nuts.

It’s hosting arts, cultural and sporting events from March 19 (Livingstone’s birthday, also to be marked by a wreath-laying ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey where he’s buried) to November 16, the date Livingstone first saw the falls in 1855. Neighbouring countries, as well as countries through which the intrepid explorer, missionary, medic and anti-slavery campaigner travelled, will bring customs and foods to an international cultural festival in March while an academic conference in April will reconsider Livingstone’s legacy. Bicentenary events are also taking place in Scotland and Malawi.”

There are two sights with further information David Livingstone 200 and Livingstone 2013.

Picture above is of the great man himself!