TODAY’S HOLIDAY: UGANDA LIBERATION DAY

Uganda Liberation Day

This day marks the events of January 26, 1986, when themilitary junta controlling Uganda was overthrown by theNational Resistance Army following a five-year civil war. On the evening before the celebration, fireworks are exploded over the capital city of Kampala. The next day, a parade involving all branches of the Uganda military is held either at the Kololo Independence grounds or at the Kololo airfield, just outside Kampala. The country’s president presides over the occasion. Throughout the country, the general public marks the day with sporting events and hearty feasts. More… Discuss

 

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