Independence Day (Angola)

Independence Day is a public holiday in Angola, and it is observed on November 11 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975.

People have been living in the area for thousands of years before the Europeans first arrived in the late 15th century. Portuguese first established the Portuguese colony of Angola in 1575. The Dutch occupied Angola in 1641 during the Portuguese Restoration War, but the Portuguese took it back in 1648. Under almost 400 years of Portuguese rule, Angola suffered mass forced labor, racism and failed to be modernized, which led to the armed resistance fighting for independence in 1961.

There are three principal independence movements: the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).

After years of military conflicts, Angola gained its independence on November 11, 1975.

The following is the list of Independence Day in Angola from 2022 to 2026.

Independence DayNov 11, 2022Friday
Independence DayNov 11, 2023Saturday
Independence DayNov 11, 2024Monday
Independence DayNov 11, 2025Tuesday
Independence DayNov 11, 2026Wednesday

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