National Day of Mozambique

national dayThe National Day of Mozambique is on the 25 June (Independence from Portugal 1975). It is also known as Dia da Independência in Portuguese. The country was colonized by the Portuguese in the late 15th century.

National Day of Mozambique

Likewise the struggle for independence began in the 1960s. This was led by the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), which fought against Portuguese colonial rule for over a decade. Mozambique independence from Portugal on June 25th, 1975, after years of colonial rule. Samora Machel becoming the first president of Mozambique.

Firstly Samora Machel played a key role in Mozambique’s struggle for independence from Portugal. Secondly he was born on the 29th September 1933, in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. Finally he died on the 19th October 1986, in a plane crash near the Mozambique-South Africa border.

See also the National Day of Nigeria and the National Day of Niger as well as the National Day of Morocco.

Public Holidays in Mozambique

Finally here are the dates for the main public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1st
  • Heroes’ Day: February 3rd
  • Women’s Day: March 7th
  • Peace Day: October 4th
  • Independence Day: June 25th
  • Christmas Day: December 25th
  • Family Day: December 26th

Finally in addition to these public holidays, there are also religious holidays such as Easter, Eid al-Fitr, and Christmas Eve, which are observed by the Christian and Muslim communities in the country.

 

 

See also  National Day of Kiribati