Sunday, September 25, 2016

Revolution Day!

A statue of Samora Machel, the first president of Mozambique, sits in front of the courthouse and government offices in the city center of Nampula.

The kids love going to the town center on holidays. September 25th is Revolution Day, a national holiday celebrating the beginning of the war for independence from the Portuguese colonizers. (The Portuguese started colonizing Mozambique in the 1500s and the war for independence was lasted from 1964-1974. It was immediately followed by a civil war that lasted until 1992.)

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