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About Martyrs' Day
Martyrs Day is observed in Malawi on 3rd March annually. Martyrs Day commemorate to the people who lost their lived in 1959 against British colonialism. On March 3, 1959, it was bloody climax for the Malawi’s during the fight against British Colonial rule. On this day colonial forces gunned down 53 demonstrators in the lakeshore district. Through the leadership of Dr, Hastings Kamuz Banda, Malawi became an independent country in 1966. Malawi became independent country in 1966. Previously Malawi is called as Nyasaland. On this day all the schools and government offices and business will be closed. This day remembered by every Malawian because of the people died for the freedom of Malawi. The day holds together Malawians through inter-denominational prayers, lying of wreaths and eulogies from the authorities from government and diplomats. On Martyr's day you had to stay indoors and mourn. No going outside. No listening to the radio. They had spies walking the beach.
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