All Things Kenyan

February Holidays in Africa

February 1
Heroes’ Day
Celebrated in: Rwanda

February 3
Heroes’ Day Anniversary of the assassination of Eduardo Mondlane.
Celebrated in: São Tomé and Príncipe

February 4
Start of Liberation War Anniversary of the outbreak of the armed struggle against Portuguese colonialism.
Celebrated in: Angola

February 5
Unity Day
Celebrated in: Burundi

February 5
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Day Birthday of Chama Cha Mapinduzi.
Celebrated in: Tanzania

February 11
Armed Forces’ Day
Celebrated in: Liberia

February 18
Independence Day Celebrates the anniversary when the British West African colony became a self-governing commonwealth in 1965. Also known as Republic Day.
Celebrated in: The Gambia

February 19
Constitution Day Anniversary of the proclamation of the constitution in 1959.
Celebrated in: Gabon

February 19
Martyr’s Day Honors the many Ethiopians killed in the Italian invasion in the 1930’s.
Celebrated in: Ethiopia

February 22
Unity Day
Celebrated in: Egypt