The National Day of Uganda is on the 9 October (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom 1962, also a republic). Because Britain granted independence to Uganda in 1962, and the first elections were held on the 1st March 1961. Benedicto Kiwanuka of the Democratic Party became the first Chief Minister.
National Day of Uganda
Firstly the National Day of Uganda is celebrated annually on the 9th October 9th. Finally this day celebrates Uganda’s independence from British colonial rule. This was achieved on the 9th October 1962.
Also note that the day is marked by various celebrations and festivities across the country. These include parades, cultural performances, and flag-raising ceremonies. It is a public holiday, and most businesses and government offices are closed.
Firstly Uganda’s independence marked a significant milestone in the country’s history and symbolized the beginning of a new era of self-rule and sovereignty. Finally the National Day is an opportunity for Ugandans to reflect on their country’s progress and achievements over the years, as well as to celebrate their culture, traditions, and national identity.
Likewise see the National Day of Zimbabwe as well as the National Day of Botswana and National Day of South Africa.
Public Holidays in Uganda
Firstly here are the public holidays in Uganda:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- NRM Liberation Day – January 26th
- International Women’s Day – March 8th
- Good Friday – varies (movable holiday)
- Easter Monday – varies (movable holiday)
- Labor Day – May 1st
- Martyrs’ Day – June 3rd
- Eid al-Fitr – varies (movable holiday)
- Uganda Martyrs’ Day – June 3rd
- Independence Day – October 9th
- Eid al-Adha – varies (movable holiday)
- Christmas Day – December 25th
- Boxing Day – December 26th
Finally please note that the dates for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may vary depending on the sighting of the moon.