Mozambique Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
3 FebFriHeroes' Day - Honors the soldiers, who died in the Mozambican War of Independence
7 AprFriWomen's Day - Aside from the International Women’s Day which is observed worldwide every March 8. Mozambique Women's day marks the anniversary of Josina Machel's death in 1971. Josina Machel is remembered for her struggle for the emancipation of African women.
1 MayMonWorker's Day (Labor Day) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.
25 JunSunIndependence Day - Celebrates the day when Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal in 1975
7 SeptThursVictory Day - Commemorate the signing of the Lusaka Peace Agreement to end the Mozambican War of Independence. The agreement was signed between Portugal and Mozambique in 1974, with independence granted in 1975
25 SeptMonRevolution Day (Armed Forces Day) - Commemorates the day the Mozambican War of Independence officially started in 1964. Mozambicans also honor the country's Armed Forces that were formed in 1994, following the end of the civil war.
4 OctWedDay of Peace and Reconciliation Holiday - Commemorates the end of the civil war that lasted for over fifteen years
25 DecMonFamily Day Holiday (Christmas) - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 FebTueHeroes' Day
7 AprTueWomen's Day
1 MayFriWorker's Day (Labor Day)
25 JunThursIndependence Day
7 SeptMonVictory Day (Lusaka Peace Agreement Day)
25 SeptFriRevolution Day (Armed Forces Day)
5 OctMonDay of Peace and Reconciliation Holiday
25 DecFriFamily Day (Christmas)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
3 FebWedHeroes' Day
7 AprThursWomen's Day
2 MayMonWorker's Day (Labor Day)
25 JunSatIndependence Day (Independence from Portugal i n1975)
7 SeptWedVictory Day (Lusaka Peace Agreement Day)
26 SeptMonRevolution Day (Armed Forces Day)
4 OctTueDay of Peace and Reconciliation Holiday
26 DecMonFamily Day Holiday (Christmas)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
3 FebSatHeroes' Day
7 AprSatWomen's Day
1 MayTueWorker's Day (Labor Day)
25 JunMonIndependence Day (Independence from Portugal i n1975)
7 SeptFriVictory Day (Lusaka Peace Agreement Day)
25 SeptTueRevolution Day (Armed Forces Day)
4 OctThursDay of Peace and Reconciliation Holiday
25 DecTueFamily Day Holiday (Christmas)

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