Malawi Republic Day

Malawi Republic Day

July 6
Also known as National Day, this holiday commemorates Malawi's independence from Britain on this day in 1966. The area had been known as Nyasaland. At midnight on July 5-6, 1966, 40,000 people cheered the changing of the flag at Central Stadium, ushering in Malawi's autonomy.
Today ceremonies and prayer services are held at stadiums in Blantyre, Mzuzu, or the capital city of Lilongwe.
CONTACTS:
Malawi Embassy
2408 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-797-1007; fax: 202-265-0976
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 113
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 111
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