Today’s Holiday: Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde National Heroes’ Day

Today’s Holiday:
Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde National Heroes’ Day

Citizens of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde have great reverence for Amílcar Cabral (1921–1973), a nationalist leader who was assassinated before he could see his native Guinea-Bissau and nearby Cape Verde achieve independence from Portugal. The two countries settled on January 20 as their National Heroes’ Day because it falls on the anniversary of Cabral’s murder. A public holiday, National Heroes’ Day commemorates the legacies of Cabral and other freedom fighters. Leftist associations have observed the day by holding symposiums on the writings and political theories of Cabral. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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