Thursday, 5 June 2014

Martyr Day in Uganda

Tuesday this week  in Kampala was a day of remembrance and consequently a public holiday known as 'Martyrs Day'.  Between 1885 and 1887, 45 young Christian men of different denominations were burnt to death on the order of the Buganda King, Kabaka Mwanga. He believed that the coming of this new religion, and its popularity would over throw his kingdom.

The Grow Ugandan team
People from across Uganda arrive to a town called  Namugongo some 3 hours outside of Kampala to the location where they spend the evening praying. For others that remain at home it is time to spend with family and friends.

An interesting video below!

Claire Jenkins

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