Zambian President Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu has declared October 25th, the day after they celebrate Independence Day a public Holiday.
Zambia will be celebrating 55 years of Independence on the 24th of October.
Posting on his social media Lungu said the purpose of a public holiday is to give citizens time to reflect on their duties and obligations.
“As we prepare to celebrate our 55th Independence Anniversary on 24th October this year, I have declared Friday 25th October a public holiday to give citizens enough time to reflect on our duties and obligations as citizens of this great nation,” said the President.
Lungu encouraged the Zambians to appreciate the sacrifices made by their heroes and fore fathers.
“Let us use this time to appreciate the sacrifice made by our forefathers, the heroes of our struggle for independence. As J.F Kennedy said “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”. May that be said about Zambia@55,” Lungu added.