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Holidays & Observances in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is made up of many different cultural groups, the most common of which is Shona. Holidays and traditions vary amongst the different people. Christianity and indigenous beliefs are about equally popular in Zimbabwe and are often combined to create a belief system known as Syncretic. Christian holidays and traditional ceremonies are the most important celebrations in Zimbabwe and remain so even though the country has seen many years of violence recently. Holiday celebrations almost always include music as music is an essential part of Zimbabwean life.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity