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Malawi : Discover the country's culture

Guides

Malawi. (Bradt Travel Guide).
Lonely Planet : Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia .

Music

"Northern and Central Malawi" (compilation).
"Music Tradition of Malawi", various artists.

Malawi : Discover the country's history

Historical dates

1859 : Livingstone discovered the country and saw the ravage of the slave trade.
1889 : Birth of Central Africa, which becomes Nyassaland eighteen years later
1953 : Nyassaland and Rhodesia are federated 1958 : Nyassaland's autonomy
1964 : Nyassaland is independent and becomes Malawi
1966 : Proclamation of the Republic with a single party and personal reign of Kamuzu Banda, who becomes president for life in 1971 June 1993 : Malawians vote for democracy and a multi-party system.
July 1994 : Bakili Muluzi, leader of the United Democratic Front, wins the presidential elections defeating Banda
June 15th 1999 : Bakili Muluzi is reelected for a second term as well as his party, the United Democratic Front (UDF) in parliament. May 2004: Bingu wa Mutharika wins presidential elections.

Malawi : Stay up to date on the country's holidays and events

Events

January 1st:
New Year's Day.
January 15th:
John Chilembwe Day.
March 3rd:
Martyrs' Day.
April 9th:
Good Friday.
April 12th :
Easter Monday.
May 1st:
Labour Day.
May 18th:
Presidential and parliamentary elections.
June 14th :
Freedom Day
July 6th:
Independence Day.
October 9th:
Mother's Day.
October: Monsoon Feast.
December 25th :
Christmas Day.

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