National Day of Zambia

national dayThe National Day of Zambia is celebrated annually on the 24th October. This day is also known as Independence Day and celebrates Zambia’s independence from British colonial rule which ended on the 24th October 1964. The day is celebrated with various events and festivities throughout the country

National Day of Zambia

Likewise there was Kenneth Kaunda who became the first President of Zambia and a leading figure in the country’s independence movement. Kaunda also founded the United National Independence Party (UNIP) in 1959, Secondly there was also Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe leader of the Zambia African National Congress (ZANC) who was a key figure in the struggle for independence. Later he became the first Vice President of Zambia.

Thirdly there was Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula: Nkumbula the founding member of the African National Congress (ANC) in Zambia. Finally there was Mainza Chona who served as Zambia’s first Prime Minister and later as Vice President.
See also the National Day of Nauru as well as the National Day of Benin and the National Day of Guinea-Bissau.


Public Holidays in Zambia

Here are the public holidays observed in Zambia:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Youth Day – March 12th
  • Good Friday – varies each year according to the Christian calendar
  • Easter Monday – varies each year according to the Christian calendar
  • Labour Day – May 1st
  • Africa Freedom Day – May 25th
  • Heroes and Unity Day – first Monday in July
  • Farmers’ Day – first Monday in August
  • National Prayer Day – October 18th
  • Independence Day – October 24th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Boxing Day – December 26th
See also  National Day of Lebanon

Note that some of these holidays, such as Good Friday and Easter Monday, are based on the Christian calendar.