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Defense Forces Day
Zimbabwe

Defense Forces Day 2020 and 2021 in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe celebrates Defence Forces Day, also sometimes called “Armed Forces Day”, every August. This is the day when people all over the country honour the nation’s defence forces, consisting of both the army and the police. 

YearDateDayHoliday
202011 AugTueDefense Forces Day
202110 AugTueDefense Forces Day

Defence Forces Day opens up with a stirring patriotic speech, followed by a flag-raising ceremony and a grand parade. And after the Defence Forces Day parade, the official “flame of independence” is lit, symbolising the undying freedom of the Republic of Zimbabwe. And the national anthem, Blessed is the Land of Zimbabwe, is also much sung at this time of year.