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National day of Mozambique

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Independence Day or Mozambique national day is celebrated every year on 25th June. The day is observed to celebrate Mozambique’s independence from Portugal in 1975. This year marks the 46th independence day of Mozambique. The day is also known as ‘Portuguese as Dia da Independência Naciona.’

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a tweet wished the people and government of Mozambique on the occasion of their national day.

The geographical location of Mozambique

Mozambique is a country on Africa’s southeast coast. It is bordered on the south by Eswatini, on the west by Zimbabwe, on the northwest by Zambia and Malawi, on the southwest by South Africa on the north by Tanzania, and the east by the Indian Ocean.

Climate

The climate of Mozambique is tropical, with a hot and wet season from November to March and a dry season from May to October, along with a milder phase between mid-May and mid-August.

Population

Mozambique is ranked as the 46th most populous state in the world. As of 2021, the estimated population of Mozambique is 32,107,342. Mozambique’s population is equal to 0.4 percent of the world’s total population. People belonging to different religions and ethnicities live in Mozambique. Makua, Tsonga, Makonde, Shangaan, Shona, Sena, Ndau are some of the famous ethnic groups in Mozambique. Roman Catholics, Muslims, Zionist Christians, evangelical/Pentecostal, Hindu, Jewish, Anglican, are some common religions in Mozambique, and people belonging to these religions form up the population of Mozambique.

Symbols

The National Flag

It is a horizontal three-color flag with a red isosceles triangle on the left side. A yellow five-pointed star sits upon the triangle, with a book, AK-47 assault weapon, and bayonet connected to the barrel in the center. The national flag of Mozambique is unique from all as it is the only flag in the world that contains the image of a modern weapon AK-57. Every single color and object on the flag is a representation of something. The green color in the flag defines the agricultural wealth of the nation, the white lines or fringes on the flag means peace, the black stripe in the flag represents the African continent, the yellow stripe on the bottom represents the country’s minerals whereas the red color in the triangle represents the nations struggle for independence. The gun is the most distinct feature of the flag, however, it represents defense and vigilance, the plow is for the agriculture of the state and lastly, the open book symbolizes the value of education. The big yellow star symbolizes Marxism and internationalism.

National anthem: Pátria Amada

The national anthem of Mozambique is known as “Pátria Amada”.

Na memória de África e do Mundo

Pátria bela dos que ousaram lutar

Moçambique, o teu nome é liberdade

O Sol de Junho para sempre brilhará

 

 Moçambique nossa terra gloriosa

Pedra a pedra construindo um novo dia

Milhões de braços, uma só força

Oh pátria amada, vamos vencer

  

Povo unido do Rovuma ao Maputo

Colhe os frutos do combate pela paz

Cresce o sonho ondulando na bandeira

E vai lavrando na certeza do amanhã

 

Flores brotando do chão do teu suor

Pelos montes, pelos rios, pelo mar

Nós juramos por ti, oh Moçambique

Nenhum tirano nos irá escravizar

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