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Family Day

Family Day 2023, 2024 and 2025 in Mozambique

Mozambique’s population is 40% to 50% Christian, largely Roman Catholic and Methodist. Thus, Christmas is celebrated by much of the population. However, to accommodate the 15% to 20% of the people who are Muslim and those who hold to other traditions and faiths, 25 December is dubbed “Family Day” on the official public holidays calendar.

202325 DecMonFamily Day
202425 DecWedFamily Day
202525 DecThuFamily Day
202625 DecFriFamily Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Family is very big indeed among those keeping Christmas in Mozambique, and among those simply keeping “Family Day”. Most public events are low-key and held in Maputo, the nation’s capital city. But family get-togethers and festive meals, exchanging of gifts and decorating the home all take place.

There are also special church services, concerts with carol-singing, and some other celebratory events held all over the country.

Family, church, and community all take centre stage on 25 December in Mozambique. The celebrations are not nearly as commercialised as in many Western countries.

Previous Years

202225 DecSunFamily Day
26 DecMonFamily Day Holiday
202125 DecSatFamily Day
202025 DecFriFamily Day
201925 DecWedFamily Day
201825 DecTueFamily Day
201725 DecMonFamily Day