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Defense Forces Day
Zimbabwe

Defense Forces Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 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
202110 AugTueDefense Forces Day
20229 AugTueDefense Forces Day
202315 AugTueDefense Forces Day
202413 AugTueDefense Forces Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202011 AugTueDefense Forces Day
201913 AugTueDefense Forces Day
201814 AugTueDefense Forces Day
201715 AugTueDefense Forces Day