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Democratic Republic of the Congo Celebrates Parents Day

Parents Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Parents Day: August 1

Parents Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Parents Day is celebrated all over the world. In the same way Parents Day is also celebrated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Sometimes it is referenced as DR Congo.) The day is basically dedicated to the parents. In our fast moving life, this one day makes us relax and think of those people, who give us birth and brings us up to face this challenging world.

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Posted on 31 Jul 2013 in : August Holidays,DR Congo Holidays


The Democratic Republic of the Congo Remembers Its Independence

Independence Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Independence Day: June 30

Independence Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Independence Day is celebrated on June 30 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). On June 30, 1960, DR Congo became independent, yet the people still struggle for full freedom today in an environment full of armed conflict.

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Posted on 30 Jun 2013 in : DR Congo Holidays,June Holidays


The Democratic Republic of the Congo Remembers Patrice Lumumba

Heroes’ Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Heroes’ Day (Patrice Lumumba): January 17

Heroes’ Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In the night hours of January 17, 1961, Patrice Lumumba was assassinated, sending the country (then known as the Republic of the Congo) into turmoil. The reason for his assassination is filled with political intrigue and cold war propaganda, but Lumumba is today honored as a national hero. The government sets aside one of two Heroes’ Days each year to remember Lumumba for his fight to bring “human dignity” to the county.

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Posted on 16 Jan 2013 in : DR Congo Holidays,January Holidays


The Democratic Republic of the Congo Remembers Laurent Kabila

Heroes’ Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Heroes’ Day (Laurent Kabila): January 16

Heroes’ Day is a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On May 17, 1997, Laurent Kabila took control of the country formerly known as Zaire, suspending the constitution and renaming the country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Having overthrown the previous dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, some heralded Kabila as a much-needed change for the country. But other people concluded that Kabila was no better than Mobutu, assassinating Kabila in 2001. Today, the government sets aside one of two Heroes’ Days to remember Kabila.

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Posted on 15 Jan 2013 in : DR Congo Holidays,January Holidays