National Day of Tanzania

national dayFirstly the National Day of Tanzania is on the 9 December (Independence Day 1962).  The national day celebrations are a national holiday which is celebrated with parades, marching before the Tanzanian president at the stadium in Dar es Salaam and cultural dances. We have listed the public holidays for Tanzania below.

National Day of Tanzania

Likewise the National Day of Tanzania is celebrated annually on the 9th December. This is called their Independence Day or Uhuru Day. Firstly this celebrates the independence of Tanzania from British colonial rule (National Day of the United Kingdom). Secondly as you will know that this occurred on  the 9th December 1961. So the first president of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, declared this day a national holiday to honor the struggles and sacrifices made by the people of Tanzania during the independence movement. Finally the day is celebrated with various cultural and festive activities throughout the country, including parades, flag-raising ceremonies, speeches, and performances.

Likewise see the Togo National Day as well as the Tonga National Day on here.

Public Holidays in Tanzania

Firstly the following are the public holidays in Tanzania:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Zanzibar Revolution Day – January 12th
  • Good Friday – varies (usually March or April)
  • Easter Monday – varies (usually March or April)
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Eid al-Fitr – varies (usually May or June)
  • Union Day – April 26th
  • Eid al-Adha – varies (usually July or August)
  • Nane Nane Day – August 8th
  • Independence Day – December 9th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Boxing Day – December 26th
See also  National Day of Pakistan

Finally it’s worth noting that some of these dates may vary slightly from year to year, depending on the lunar calendar.



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