Cassinga Day

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Cassinga Day
Observed by Namibia
Date 4 May
Frequency Annual

Cassinga Day is a national public holiday in Namibia remembering the Battle of Cassinga. Commemorated annually on 4 May, the date "remembers those (approximately 600)[1] killed in 1978 when the South African Defence Force attacked a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola".[2] Commemorations are marked yearly by ceremonies at Heroes' Acre, outside of Windhoek. These ceremonies are attended by many important national political figures, including Presidents Hifikepunye Pohamba and Sam Nujoma.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Let's Review Our National Holidays in The Namibian, 27 April, 2007
  2. ^ The Commonwealth Yearbook
  3. ^ Namibian national reconciliation policy in Xinhua News Agency, 21 September, 2006.