National Prayer Day in Zambia in 2024

National Prayer Day in Zambia in 2024
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2025 Zambia Sat, Oct 18 National Holiday
2024 Zambia Fri, Oct 18 National Holiday
2023 Zambia Wed, Oct 18 National Holiday
2022 Zambia Tue, Oct 18 National Holiday
2021 Zambia Mon, Oct 18 National Holiday

Declared as a National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation in 2015

When is National Prayer Day?

National Prayer Day is a public holiday in Zambia observed on October 18th.

This aim of this holiday is as a day for national prayer, fasting, repentance and reconciliation.

History of National Prayer Day

Since 2015, President Edgar Lungu has declared October 18th of every year as a public holiday to be observed as a Day of National Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation.

The President made the declaration in Exercise of the powers contained in section 3 of the Public Holidays Act.

Each year has a theme and for 2019, the theme is “Receiving Times of Refreshing from the presence of the Lord through Reconciliation with one another and the environment for a prosperous Zambia.”

In order to observe the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation in a reverential manner, all activities of an entertainment nature are postponed, while bars and food outlets remain closed between 06:00 hours and 18:00 hours.

Prayers are organised throughout the day by the churches in Zambia.

Zambia is officially a Christian nation according to the 1996 constitution, with 75% of the population having a Protestant affiliation and 20% being Roman Catholic. Christianity was brought to the country by European missionaries in the mid-19th century.

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