Martyr’s Day in Uganda ― Date, History, and Details

Martyr’s Day in Uganda

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History of Martyr’s Day in Uganda and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Martyr’s Day is a national holiday in Uganda, commemorating the country’s fallen heroes. It is observed on June 3, the date on which Ugandan independence leader and president, Milton Obote, was overthrown by Idi Amin in 1971. Amin’s regime was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 300,000 people. The holiday honors those who lost their lives fighting for Uganda’s freedom, as well as all victims of political violence. It is a day of reflection and remembrance, and a time to recommit to building a peaceful and just society.