Swaziland Heroes Day Date: July 22
Heroes Day is a public holiday in Swaziland.
Heroes day is celebrated in many countries around the world. This day is dedicated to all the brave and courageous people of the country. Bravery here doesn’t always mean that they have to be very strong physically, but also means that their will power and mental strength can be strong enough to solve tough situations easily.
Swaziland Heroes Day History
Swaziland, a country located in South Africa pays its gratitude to the Heroes of the country every year on the 22nd day of July. On this day, all the departed souls which had died to save the country or died trying to do so are respected from the hearts of all the people who feel grateful for them.
Swaziland Heroes Day Traditions and Activities
A full fledged military march past takes place with all the force and power of the soldiers of the national army. Flowers are brought to the tombs of the heroes. Thought provoking speeches and messages are delivered to the gathered public, and the achievements of all the heroes are brought to notice to all the people. This keeps up the memory of the people for their martyrs and lets their people to know that the freedom was earned only after a loss of great leaders and patriots who loved their country more than anything else. The whole event is filled with music and nice military set ups in the background which give a patriotic feel to the people gathered.
Medals are awarded to the new heroes of the country. Best police officers are given credit for their ability and their loyalty towards the nation. The inspirations from these awards make other police officers to work hard and try to earn as much as medals and stars possible.
Also, a few fun and exciting shows take place on this day during the event. Fun fairs entertain the people by offering many rides and activities for the people to do. Many of these activities are of the type which educates the people and meanwhile entertains them to a good score. A part of the money collected in these fun fairs and other things are forwarded to charity. This is a good way to raise money for charity.