The southern-central African country Zambia is celebrating its 56th Independence anniversary on the 24th of October this year. Zambia Independence Day is observed with great respect by all the Zambians at home, outside, and abroad. This year, the Independence Day will be celebrated in a different way because of the pandemic, but the festivities will not fade. People are looking forward to this national holiday.
Zambia Independence Day Date
Every year on 24th October, the people of Zambia commemorate their independence day with great extravagant. On this day, each year, many official and unofficial programs take place to observe Zambia Independence Day. 24th October is a national holiday all over Zambia, If October 24th falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a public holiday.
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Interesting Facts about Zambia Independence Day
The historical timeline of Zambia reflects their chronicle of ruling parties. Because of David Livingstone’s visit, Zambia gained fame in Europe. Livingstone named the world-famous Zabian waterfall- Victoria Waterfall. However, some important and interesting facts about Zambia Independence Day are mentioned below in some bullet points:
- Zambia was first discovered in the late 18th century by Portuguese explorer Francisco de Lacerda.
- And later it was visited by noted European explorer David Livingstone, who was also a friend of Francisco de Lacerda.
- In 1889 the British South Africa company established control over then ‘Northern Rhodesia’.
- After nearly a century of British colonial rule, in 1960, Kenneth Kaunda created the United National Independence Party (UNIP) due to the unsettling political situation.
- On 24th October 1964, Northern Rhodesia gained independence from the British.
- Since then Zambia Independence Day is considered on 24th
- Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia, Kaunda was elected as the president and ruled for the next 27 years.
How to Observe Zambia Independence Day?
People of Zambia wait for Zambia Independence Day throughout the whole year. It is not just a random national holiday for them. This is the day, they start preparing for, about a month before. The whole month of October is a joyous month because the Zambians start to decorate their houses, offices, shops with red, green, black, and orange chitenge patterns. These are the colors that represent their national flag. People also use these colored chitenge patterns to make traditional outfits and join the parade.
The official celebration includes the march past of the soldiers in the capital Lusaka. But the unofficial celebrations are the main attraction for the citizens. The colorful parade, outdoor enjoyment make this holiday more enjoyable. People enjoy this day with their family and friends in their house. They cook traditional food with chicken and rice and drink to mark the day. People also sing and dance with their traditional music, and play various kinds of games. ‘Waida’ is such a game that students play, it is like jumping ropes but with 3 people.
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Zambia Independence Day Messages
A lot of people laid their lives to make this country better. We should respect that and not do anything that will drag the name of the country into the mud. It is our collective responsibility to make this country better than the previous years. Happy Independence Day!
Today we cherish the ones who made our independence possible. Freedom is hard to get, but we were blessed to have it. Let’s appreciate everything we have and celebrate the great miracle of freedom. Happy Independence Day.
Let us rejoice in happiness and indulge in celebration… Saluting them who made it possible… Who made our country stand high and mighty. Let us make them our inspiration. Happy Independence Day!
Freedom is priceless; you can never buy it anywhere. Remember that the freedom you enjoy now was as a result of all the fights, hustles and struggles of many of our lost soldiers. Let us remember them and pray for their souls during this Independence Day. Happy Independence day
As our flag flies free in the wind today, please take a moment to savour truly what freedom is; and at what cost it came. Happy Independence Day.
It makes my heart beat with pride, to see the colors of Independence Day spreading happiness and great joys all around. May the glory of Independence Day Be with you and your loved ones forever.
Happy Independence day! We must remain free in our minds, let our faith show in disposition and words, remain proud of the country that we stand for, and do all we can to make the country better for all of us. Let’s doff our hats in salutation to the country on its birthday.
Our flag does not flap in the wind of its own accord. What moves it is the breath of each soldier who died to protect it. Happy Independence Day!
Remembering the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs this Independence Day. Stay safe and celebrate. Happy Independence!
On this glorious Day, take time out to be reflective of how truly precious this gift is. Always remember the sweat and sacrifice made by our heroes who have made this day a reality. Happy Independence Day.
The struggles by our heroes for independence has not ended. We can contribute our Quota by striving for prosperity and betterment of this great country. Have a blissful independence celebration.
If a man takes away someone’s freedom, he no longer has his freedom as well. We need to unite and fight against people who think they have the right to own other people’s lives. Happy Independence Day! Let’s all celebrate the great Freedom!
Let the spirit of patriotism glow in you. Let the spirit of a true fighter reflect in all that you do. Let us remain patient and tolerant. We should stop the unnecessary killing and maiming of another. Our country is delicate and special and we need to do all we can to ensure that we keep our country sane. Happy Independence Day.
Other might have forgotten, But never can i,The Flag of my country Furls very high, Happy Independence day..
My love for my nation is worthiness. My love for my people is endless. All I desire for my country is happiness. Let me be the first person to wish you a special happy Independence Day!
As we mark our Independence Day today, try to think of something that you have done to better the welfare of the people. If nothing comes to mind, then try to think of what you might be able to do in the future. Happy Independence Day!
Thousands of people gave their lives so that we can live with freedom and happiness. Today is the day to thank them all and promise to work for our country. Happy Independence Day.
Freedom is something you have to fight for. We’ve tried so hard to earn it, so let’s celebrate the fact that we still have our freedom. Never let go of it and always carry it in your heart. Happy Independence Day!
Today is the day we pay respect to our beautiful nation. We’ve done so much to build our very own culture and heritage, so let’s celebrate it today. May this Independence Day be special for you and your loved ones.
A very amazing Independence Day to you. I am sending my great independence saying on this special Independence Day. I am praying that all your dreams come true, forever and always. I hope that you will proudly raise the flag of the country high and celebrate how far we have come and how we are still here despite all that has happened in the previous years. Happy Independence Day to you.
Zambia Independence Day Wishes
We are proud to be part of a glorious nation… And we hoist the flag high… Sending you warm wishes… on Happy Independence Day!
Independence a precious gift from God. May we always remain independent. Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day!
On this day, we remember all the grief and suffering that we had to endure to achieve the long-awaited freedom, independence, and sovereignty of our country. I congratulate all the inhabitants of this beautiful country and I wish you joy, love and prosperity. I pray that peace continue to thrive in our homeland.
Here’s wishing you and your family the best the nation has to offer as we celebrate our country’s independence!
I am pleased and honored to be a part of this peaceful and free nation. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day celebration.
Each time I remember those who laid down their lives for this day of freedom we are celebrating, tears roll down my cheeks. I wish they were alive today to see how the country is progressing toward greatness.
This day means life without boundaries and limits. It’s our freedom day, our Independence Day! I wish you the very best this day. Time to celebrate!
Today, I celebrate with my brothers and sisters on our Independence Day. We are great people that have passed through a lot of struggles to be free. On this day, I wish everyone happiness, fun, laughter, smiles, and a cheerful spirit.
Today marks the date when the dream of our great-grandfathers for freedom became a reality. I wish the citizens of this great nation good health, strong spirit and confidence in a brighter future.
On this special day here’s wishing our dreams of a new tomorrow come true! May your Independence Day day be filled with patriotic spirit!
Zambia Independence Day Quotes
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. – Nelson Mandela
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis
Independence means.. enjoying the freedom and empowering others too to let them do so. – Vikrmn
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…. George Bernard Shaw
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? – Mahatma Gandhi
Enjoy the peace your valor won. Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost; Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altar reach the skies! – Joseph Hopkinson
Freedom lies in being bold. – Robert Frost
This unique event of Zambia Independence Day is a passionate function for all the Zambians. Following 73 years of British colonial rule, the nation at last apparent autonomy. With all the regard for the homeland, individuals appreciate this day, commend the triumph, and honor the war heroes.