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Site Last Update: 17 Jan, 2020

2010 African Proverbs Calendar

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Dear Friends of African Proverbs,

The 2010 African Proverbs Calendar is online on our African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website (

We provide two possibilities:
  1. You can download the complete 2010 African Proverbs Calendar (cover page and the 12 months to make a total of 13 pages). On the “Front Page” (“Home Page”) left click on the photograph at the upper left to view  the complete calendar (the direct link is NOTE: You will need Adobe Reader that can be downloaded free from the Internet. You can print out this calendar and use it as a Wall Calendar or as a Desk Calendar. It can make a great New Year’s gift! Please let us know how you plan to use this special calendar by sending a message to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  2. Or you can view and/or print out a particular  month by left clicking on here on the top of the “Front Page” (“Home Page”) for the monthly version. Then left click on Jan 2010 for either the pdf version (the direct link is or the html version (the direct link is              
Our 2010 calendar has the overall theme of “Healing, Health Care and Wellness.” There is a theme for each month (such as “Planning Ahead in Health Care,” “Healthy Diet,” “Making Healthy Choices To Prevent Malaria,” “Compassionate Healing,” “Simple Lifestyle” and “Preventative Medicine”) that corresponds to the proverb of that month along with African-themed photographs. Special features of this 2010 calendar are the emphasis on preventing malaria in Africa (World Malaria Day is on 25 April, 2010) and the focus on South Africa in June and July when the World Cup of Football (Soccer) will be taking place.

This 2010 calendar includes a selection of 12 African Proverbs from 11 different African countries: Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda. The full explanation of the proverb including the “Biblical Parallels” and the “Contemporary Use and Religious Application” can be accessed by clicking on EXPLANATION.  A map of the country of that particular proverb can be accessed by clicking on the name of the country on the EXPLANATION page.

For this 2010 calendar we used African-themed photographs (that also includes African paintings, posters and illustrations) from a number of photographers and websites. Thank you!

Special thanks for the “Design” go to : Nicholas Adongo (Kansas, USA); Cephas Agbemenu (Nairobi, Kenya); and Jennifer Ehrentraut (New Jersey, USA).

Your feedback is welcome.

You are invited to make a link on your website to this calendar.  Please tell others about this special calendar. There is a universal proverb that says What goes around comes around.

We hope to use the theme “Climate Change, Ecology, Environment” (including water and land rights) for the 2011 African Proverbs Calendar. Your suggestions are most welcome.

Peace, Joe Healey