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Zambia Maintains National Day of Prayer Public Holiday

Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka)
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2021

The new Hichilema Zambian Government has confirmed that, despite its abolition of the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, the National Day of Prayer public holiday would be maintained and observed every October 18.

The National Day of Prayer Zambian public holiday, was announced by then President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, officialized via the Statutory Instrument No.78 of 2015, and published in the Gazette Notice of October 23, 2015, all within 10 days (2015-10-23 and 2015-10-19).

Prior to 2015, the last time a new annual non-working public holiday was declared in Zambia was in 2008, when the Zambian cabinet decided to add International Women's Day to the annual list of Zambian official public holidays (2007-03-07).

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