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Robert Mugabe National Youth Day
Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe National Youth Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe first declared 21 February to be a public holiday called “Robert Mugabe National Youth Day” in 2017. The date of the holiday falls on Robert Mugabe’s birthday. Even though he is no longer in power, the current government has said that the holiday will still be held.

YearDateDayHoliday
202121 FebSunRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
202221 FebMonRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
202321 FebTueRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
202421 FebWedRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Mugabe’s important role in the founding of Zimbabwe as an independent nation and his longstanding influence in the country were cited as reasons for the new holiday in his honour. Yet, this holiday is also controversial due to the nature of decades-long Mugabe’s rule.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202021 FebFriRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
201921 FebThuRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
201821 FebWedRobert Mugabe National Youth Day