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  • New Year's Day -- Jan. 1
  • International Women's Day -- March 8
  • Labor Day  -- May 1
  • Martyr's Day  -- June 3
  • National Heroes' Day  -- June 9
  • Independence Day  -- Oct. 9
  • Christmas and Boxing Day -- Dec. 25-26


Lesson Plan Ideas for Ugandan Holidays

  1. Read descriptions of National Heroes' Day and Independence Day– discuss the importance of these.
  2. What are some holidays that are unique our country? How are these similar to / different than the holidays of Uganda?
  3. Make a Venn diagram comparing Independence Day in Uganda to Independence Day in your country.
  4. Have a class party where you “celebrate” one or more of these holidays!


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