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Holiday Calendar for Zambia

Holiday Calendar for Zambia for 2019-2020 year
Zambia approximately the size of Texas or France. The land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River,abundant wildlife,and raw wilderness,all in one friendly country.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2019-2020 year

December 2019

January 2020

March 2020

April 2020

Sunday 12 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter

May 2020

Sunday 10 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Monday 25 May - Africa Day (African Union)

June 2020

July 2020

Monday 6 July - Zambia Heroes' Day (celebrated on the first Monday in July)
Tuesday 7 July - Unity Day in Zambia (A public holiday is celebrated on the first Tuesday of July under the motto "One Zambia, one nation")

August 2020

Monday 3 August - Zambia Farmers' Day (celebrated on the first Monday of August)

September 2020

Thursday 3 September - Levy Mwanawasa Day in Zambia (in honor of the first President of the country)

October 2020

Saturday 24 October - Zambia Independence Day (celebrates the independence of Zambia from United Kingdom in 1964)

About some zambian traditions

The country was named after the fourth biggest river in Africa. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa after the Nile, Congo, and Niger Rivers. Zambia was colonized by the British under independence in 1964, the official language spoken in Zambia is English, and one of the things that they left behind was their love of afternoon tea.

The majority of Zambians hail from the Bantu speaking ethnic groups which include the Nyanja, Bemba, Chewa, Tonga, Lunda, Nkoya, Lozi, Kaonde and Tumbuka. Zambians belong to one or several of approximately 73 tribes, all of which have unique traditional ceremonies. These ceremonies celebrate harvests or reenact parts of a tribe’s history. They are held throughout the year and are free for any Zambian to attend regardless of tribe. Most of the ceremonies have a deep meaning, in many cases designed to invoke memories of the transformation from childhood to adulthood.

Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa. Spectacular daily sunsets are almost guaranteed.

You can go white water rafting down the Zambezi, canoe through national parks for a closer look at the wildlife, take a chopper flight over Victoria Falls or swing off one of the massive gorges. Zambia is big, it’s bold and full of incredible wildlife. One third of the country is made up of national parks.
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