Holidays in Uganda

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Celebrated Holidays in Uganda

January 1, New Year's Day
January 26, Liberation Day
On this date in 1986, after a five year civil war, the National Resistance Army (NRA) led by Yoweri Museveni, took power from the military junta led by Tito Okello Lutwa and this date has been celebrated annually
March/April - Good Friday & Easter Monday
May 1, Labor Day
Since 1963 Uganda has joined in the international celebration of World Labor Day
June 3, Martyrs' Day
The Martyrs of Uganda, were a group of Christians (Anglicans and Roman Catholics) who were murdered by Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda seeking to eradicate foreign influence in the Buganda Kingdom.
June 9, Heroes Day
A commemoration of the thousands of Ugandans who died during the guerrilla civil war from 1981 - 1986. Many of these were simply villagers who refused to give up the hiding place of the NRA troops of Yoweri Museveni
October 9, Independence Day
2012 marked the 50 year of Ugandan independence from Great Britain. This annual celebration is the equivalent of the American 4th of July
December 25, Christmas
December 26, Boxing Day
Traditional in many countries

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