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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Mozambique

Mozambique celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

In the capital city of Maputo and a few other areas, New Year’s celebrations closely resemble those typical across the world. There may be fireworks displays, houses lit up with lights and decorations, and streets packed with celebrants awaiting the stroke of midnight.

However, simpler celebrations take place in smaller towns and villages and in the countryside throughout Mozambique. Many return home to their parents’ house to spend New Year’s Eve and Day as a kind of family reunion. A family feast, kids’ games, small firecrackers, donning brand new clothes, and attending special church services may form a part of the holiday events.

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