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Africa Day

Africa Day 2025 and 2026 in Zambia

Africa Day is a holiday in Zambia and some other African nations every 25 May. The day celebrates the founding of what is today called the African Union, but originally was called the Organisation for African Unity, which was founded on 25 May 1963.

202525 MaySunAfrica Day
202625 MayMonAfrica Day
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In Zambia, Africa Day is the occasion of major celebration. A stately wreath laying ceremony is held in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, where the president and other high-ranking officials lay down a wreath on the Freedom Statue, a symbol of the sacrifice of Zambia’s people who fought and died to liberate the country from British colonial rule.

Zambia was one of the earliest nations on the African continent to gain full independence, and it has been a leader in African unity movements from that day till this.

Previous Years

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202325 MayThuAfrica Day