Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day is a national holiday in Zimbabwe and is celebrated on February 21st.
This holiday honours, Robert Mugabe who was the first prime minister of Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 until 1987, then the country’s 2nd president from 1978 to 2017.
The focus of the day is increasingly moving away from the late president and is instead focusing on youth.
It was officially declared as a public holiday on the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on November 27th 2017. On announcing the holiday, President Mnangagwa said the former president needed to be given the respect and recognition he deserved as one of the founders and leaders of Zimbabwe. “To me personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader,” he said.
Adapted from officeholidays.com