Congolese Holidays2017-10-13T06:21:25+00:00

Congolese Holidays

  • New Year’s Day — January 1
  • Easter — March or April
  • Labor Day — May 1
  • Independence Day — June 30
  • Parents’ Day — August 1
  • Christmas — December 25

(Willis, Terri. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Enchantment of the World. New York, NY: Children’s Press, 2004.)

Lesson Plan Ideas for Congolese Holidays

  1. What are some holidays that are unique to our country? How are these similar to / different than the holidays of Congo?
  2. Read the speech written for their Independence Day – first celebrated in 1960. Compare it to our Independence Day.
  3. Have a class party where you “celebrate” one or more of these holidays!