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Heroes' Day
Mozambique

Heroes’ Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Mozambique

Mozambique celebrates the Day of Mozambican Heroes on 3 February to remember the many who fought and died during the independence war against Portugal that ended in 1975. The date is based on the assassination day of Eduardo Mondlane, an important independence leader in the nation’s history.

YearDateDayHoliday
20213 FebWedHeroes' Day
20223 FebThuHeroes' Day
20233 FebFriHeroes' Day
20243 FebSatHeroes' Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

After almost 400 years of harsh rule by Portugal, a guerrilla war broke out in Mozambique, led by Eduardo Mondlane. The war would last from 1961 till 1974, with independence being granted in 1975.

Despite Mondlane’s assassination by Portugal’s secret police, his followers carried on and won independence in the end.

On Heroes’ Day, there are patriotic parades and speeches, and people take time to remember the sacrifices made by Mondlane and others in order to achieve the freedom that they enjoy today.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20203 FebMonHeroes' Day
20193 FebSunHeroes' Day
4 FebMonHeroes' Day Holiday
20183 FebSatHeroes' Day
20173 FebFriHeroes' Day