Tanzania Union Day

Tanzania Union Day is a public holiday in Tanzania, and it is observed on April 26 each year. The holiday commemorates the day when Zanzibar merged with mainland Tanganyika on April 26, 1964.

In 1963, the United Kingdom terminated the protectorate and turned Zanzibar into an independent country under the Sultan within the Commonwealth. On January 12, 1964, the revolution led by John Okello overthrew the sultan and formed the People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba.

Three months later, it was merged with mainland Tanganyika with the new name of United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, and the name was changed to the United Republic of Tanzania in October 1964. "Tan" is the first 3 letters of Tanganyika and "Zan" is the first 3 letters of Zanzibar.

The following is the list of Tanzania Union Day from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Tanzania Union DayApr 26, 2022Tuesday
Tanzania Union DayApr 26, 2023Wednesday
Tanzania Union DayApr 26, 2024Friday
Tanzania Union DayApr 26, 2025Saturday
Tanzania Union DayApr 26, 2026Sunday

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