Peace and Reconciliation Day (Mozambique)

Peace and Reconciliation Day is a public holiday in Mozambique, and it is observed on October 4 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Mozambican Civil War ending on October 10, 1992.

Mozambique became Portugal's colony in the early 16th century. In 1962, the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) was formed and began the fighting 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, in which the Portuguese decided to transfer power to FRELIMO without a referendum or elections.

Soon after independence, the Mozambique Liberation Front established the People's Republic of Mozambique, which was a one-party state based on socialist principles. Numerous political parties sprung up and vied for power with FRELIMO, which led to the start of the Mozambican Civil War in 1976. The war lasted 16 years until October 4, 1992, when the Rome General Peace Accords was signed.

The following is the list of Peace and Reconciliation Day in Mozambique from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Peace and Reconciliation DayOct 04, 2022Tuesday
Peace and Reconciliation DayOct 04, 2023Wednesday
Peace and Reconciliation DayOct 04, 2024Friday
Peace and Reconciliation DayOct 04, 2025Saturday
Peace and Reconciliation DayOct 04, 2026Sunday

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