How Christmas is celebrated in Angola

1 JanuaryNew Year
New Year (also: New Year's Day) is the first day of the calendar year. In almost all cultures, but sometimes with very different time calculations and thus also calendars, the New Year is associated with a New Year's festival, which is subsequently also celebrated at different times: Bahai: Naw Ruz, Buddhist and Taoist: Tết Nguyên Đán (Vietnam) and Chinese New Year, Christian: New Year, applies among others in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a public holiday, Islamic: Hijra, Jewish: Rosh Hashanah, Iranian: Nouruz, Japanese: Japanese New Year. In the western cultural area, January 1st has been widely used as the date for the beginning of the year since the Middle Ages. Regardless, there were and are different dates in different regions and times, and in addition, different New Year's dates were sometimes used in the same geographic areas. In 153 BC According to their calendar, the Romans moved the beginning of the year from March 1st to January 1st, the day the consuls took office. They also named the years after the terms of office of these consuls. The counting months (September, as much as the seventh, October, the eighth, November, the ninth, December, the tenth) lost their respective positions. Until the New Year's Day was established in 1691 by Pope Innocent XII. On January 1st, January 6th was the beginning of the year in large parts of Europe.
4 JanuaryMartyrs Day of Colonial Oppression4 FebruaryBeginning of the War of Independence
On the night of February 3rd to 4th, 1961, some MPLA members armed with cantas (a type of machete), poles, knives and some machine guns began attacking the radio station, police stations, military and civil prison in Luanda in an attempt to make political attacks Free leader. The Portuguese colonial power retaliated with a barbaric massacre in which around 3000 Angolans were killed. These incidents marked the beginning of armed fighting.
8 MarchInternational Women's Day
United Nations Day for Women's Rights and World Peace, known for short as International Women's Day, is celebrated by women's organizations around the world on March 8th. It was created around the First World War in the struggle for equality and the right to vote for women.
2 AprilGood Friday
Good Friday (Old High German: kara "lament, sorrow, sorrow") is the Friday before Easter. It follows Maundy Thursday and precedes Holy Saturday. Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's death on the cross on this day. Good Friday is also called "Silent" or "High Friday". In the Catholic Church it is a strict day of fasting and abstinence. The name “Good Friday” goes back to Martin Luther. Including Maundy Thursday evening, Good Friday is the first day of the three-day Easter celebration (Triduum Sacrum or Triduum paschale), which in its entirety represents the highest feast of the church year in all denominations and is celebrated like a single service.
4 AprilMemorial Day5 AprilEaster Monday
Easter (Latin: pascha; from Hebrew: pessach) is the annual commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in Christianity, who, according to the New Testament, overcame death as the Son of God. Since the salvation events there fell in a week of Passover, the date of this moving Jewish main festival also determines the date of Easter: It always falls on the Sunday after the first spring full moon, in the Gregorian calendar March 22nd at the earliest and April 25th at the latest. In the old church, Easter was celebrated as a unit of memory of suffering and resurrection celebration on Easter vigil (“full pasch”). From the 4th century, the highest festival in the church year was developed as a three-day celebration (Triduum paschale) in a historicizing way. Since then, services in most liturgies have extended from the celebration of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday evening - the eve of Good Friday - through Holy Saturday, the day of the Lord's rest in the grave, to the beginning of the new week on Easter Sunday. With this begins the Easter joyful time ("Easter time"), which lasts fifty days up to and including Pentecost. In the Middle Ages, a separate Easter triduum developed from the original triduum, which separated the first three days of the Easter octave from the rest of the celebration week. This non-working period was later shortened until only Easter Monday remained as a public holiday. The name Easter, which is common in German, is of old Germanic origin and is probably related to the direction of the compass "East": The place of the rising sun is a symbol of the risen and returning Jesus Christ in Christianity. In many countries, Easter customs of pre-Christian origin are part of the Easter festival.
1 MayLabor Day
May Day is also known as Labor Day, May Day or Labor Movement Day. It is a public holiday in Germany, Austria, parts of Switzerland and many other countries, such as Italy, Russia, PR China, Greece, France, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, North Korea, Portugal and Brazil.
25 MayAfrican Liberation Day1 JuneChildren's day17 SeptemberAnniversary of President Neto's birthday
António Agostinho Neto (born September 17, 1922 in Icolo e Bengo, Angola, † September 10, 1979 in Moscow) was the first president of Angola, poet and nationalist leader from 1975 to 1979.
1 NovemberAll Saints Day
All Saints' Day (Latin: Omnium Sanctorum), celebrated on November 1st in the Western Church or on the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Orthodox churches, is a solemn festival of the Roman Catholic Church or Principal Feast of the Anglican Church, a festival (“Remembrance Day of the saints ”) in the Lutheran churches and is also celebrated in other Protestant churches. All Saints' Day is remembered for all saints, including those who have not been canonized, as well as the many saints whose holiness no one knows but God.
11 Novemberindependence Day25 DecemberChristmas
Christmas, also called (Holy) Christmas Festival, is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The feast day is December 25th, Christmas Day (Roman Catholic also solemnity of the birth of the Lord), whose celebrations begin on the eve, on Christmas Eve (also Christmas Eve, December 24th). It is a public holiday in many states and the start of the Christmas break; In Germany, Austria and many other countries, December 26th is added as the second Christmas holiday, which is celebrated as St. Stephen's Day in the Roman Catholic and Old Catholic Churches.