National Prayer Day in Zambia in 2019

National Prayer Day in Zambia in 2019
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  How long until National Prayer Day?
This holiday next takes place in 55 days.
  Dates of National Prayer Day in Zambia
2021 Zambia Mon, Oct 18National Holiday
2020 Zambia Mon, Oct 19National Holiday
2019 Zambia Fri, Oct 18National Holiday
2018 Zambia Thu, Oct 18National Holiday
2017 Zambia Wed, Oct 18National 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 2018, the theme is "facing the future as a Reconciled, United and Prosperous Nation under God’s Guidance."

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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