Zambia Independence Day

Zambia Independence Day

October 24
On this day in 1964, the British colony of Northern Rhodesia became the independent Republic of Zambia, after decades of nationalist struggle.
For two days, including October 24, celebrations and parades are held all over Zambia, but the most elaborate are in the capital city of Lusaka. Labor and youth organizations march along with the armed forces with dancing and music. Various tribal dances from all over the country are performed in Independence Stadium, and there are gymnastics performances by children. October 24 is also the occasion for the final game of the annual Independence Soccer Trophy.
CONTACTS:
The Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
2419 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-265-9717; fax: 202-265-9718
www.zambiaembassy.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 177
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 188
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 190
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