Mozambican Heroes Day

Mozambican Heroes Day is a public holiday in Mozambique, and it is observed on February 3 each year. The holiday commemorates those who died in the Mozambican War of Independence, which lasted almost 10 years from September 25, 1964 to September 8, 1974.

Mozambique became Portugal's colony in the early 16th century. In 1962, the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) was formed and began the armed struggle for independence from the Portuguese colonial rule.

The Mozambican War of Independence started on September 25, 1964 when attempts at peaceful negotiation by the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) were abandoned. The independence war lasted almost 10 years until September 8, 1974, when the Lusaka Accord agreement was signed, which led to the independence on June 25, 1975.

The war was involved many battles, casualties, and losses. On February 3, 1969, Eduardo Mondlane, the President of theĀ Mozambican Liberation FrontĀ (FRELIMO) since 1962, was killed by explosives smuggled into his locale. The Mozambican Heroes Day was celebrated on February 3, the anniversary when Eduardo Mondlane was killed.

The following is the list of Mozambican Heroes Day in Mozambique from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Mozambican Heroes DayFeb 03, 2022Thursday
Mozambican Heroes DayFeb 03, 2023Friday
Mozambican Heroes DayFeb 03, 2024Saturday
Mozambican Heroes DayFeb 03, 2025Monday
Mozambican Heroes DayFeb 03, 2026Tuesday

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