Day of the Martyrs in DR Congo in 2020

Day of the Martyrs in DR Congo in 2020
  How long until Day of the Martyrs?
This holiday next takes place in 169 days.
  Dates of Day of the Martyrs in DR Congo
2021DR Congo Mon, Jan 4National Holiday
2020DR Congo Sat, Jan 4National Holiday
2019DR Congo Fri, Jan 4National Holiday
2018DR Congo Thu, Jan 4National Holiday
2017DR Congo Wed, Jan 4National Holiday
A day of remembrance for those who died in protests against Belgian occupation in 1959

When is the Day of Martyrs?

This public holiday in the Democratic Republic of Congo is observed on 4th January.

It is a day that remembers the victims of the violence from human rights violations as well as those who were fighting for justice.

History of the Day of Martyrs

In the late 1950s, the Congolese began to push for their right to be independent from Belgium control.

On 4 January 1959, riots broke out in Léopoldville after police had broken up a meeting of the independence group ABAKO. After two days of violence, 47 people, all Congolese, had been killed and 379 Africans and Europeans had been injured.

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