Heroes' Day (Namibia)

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Heroes' Day (Namibia)

Post by fearlove on Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:59 pm

eroes' Day is a national public holiday in Namibia. It is recognized by the United Nations as Namibia Day.[1] Celebrated annually on 26 August, the day commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe.
National celebrations take place annually at different places, usually in the north of Namibia near important battle zones. Hundreds of people annually gather to watch leaders such as Hifikepunye Pohamba, Sam Nujoma and Nahas Angula officially commemorate veterans of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), SWAPO's military wing during the War.[2] Likewise, honours, such as military medals, are handed out on the day.[3][4] Heroes' Acre, a war memorial outside of Windhoek, was opened on Heroes' Day in 2002.[5] It is also th

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