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Every year, the 24th of October is celebrated all around Zambia. At the capital, Lusaka, the celebrations occupy the streets with parades, music and dancing for 2 days on a row. Visit Lusaka during this national holiday and experience the city at full throttle!


Independence Day celebrations take place yearly ever since Zambia ceased to be a British colony to become an independent country in 1964.

Since then, every year the capital city, Lusaka, celebrates the independent country’s ongoing peace and prosperity with traditional music and dancing, concerts and performances all over town. Join this party that lights up Zambia every year on the 24th of October and experience Lusaka at its most exciting!


24th of October festivities take place all over Zambia, but the celebrations at Lusaka really stand out, particularly due to the great Independence Day parade.