Rwandans Mark National Heroes' Day


Every year on 1 February the country remembers the role local heroes and heroines played in bringing freedom to the country.
  • Rwanda:  Rwandans Mark Heroes' Day

    The New Times, 1 February 2013

    Nothing could overshadow the path they took. If it came to life and death, they would give up the former for the freedom and tranquility of Mother Country. That ultimate sacrifice, ... read more »

Photo: New Times

Remembering a fallen hero (file photo).

  • Rwanda:  Kamonyi Residents Educated About Heroes Day

    News of Rwanda, 31 January 2013

    Residents of Runda sector were called upon to participate in the forth coming hero's day on 1st -February-2012. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Know Your Heroes

    The New Times, 1 February 2013

    Every year, on February 1, Rwandans celebrate the National Heroes' Day. It is the day on which we reflect on acts by national heroes and heroines and the values for which they are ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  The Other Side of Our Heroes - King Rudahigwa and Agathe Uwilingiyimana

    The New Times, 1 February 2013

    Today, we celebrate the lives of our nation's greatest heroes. The Unknown Soldier, Major General Fred Gisa Rwigema, King Charles III Mutara Rudahigwa, Prime Minister Agathe ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Antonia Locatteli, the Unsung Hero of Bugesera

    The New Times, 1 February 2013

    MOST OF us know what some members of the Catholic clergy did or failed to do during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but many were not flattering. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Let Us Walk On the Path Our Heroes Treaded

    The New Times, 1 February 2013

    TODAY, WE are celebrating the lives of our nation's greatest heroes. The Unknown Soldier, Major General Fred Gisa Rwigema, King Charles III Mutara Rudahigwa, Prime Minister Agathe ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Happy Heroes' Day!

    The New Times, 1 February 2013

    IF YOU did not witness them, you've heard or read about them: ordinary men and women who risked limb and life to save neighbours and non-neighbours in peril. Or who firmly and ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Every Rwandan Is a Hero

    The New Times, 29 January 2013

    FRIDAY this week, we mark Heroes Day. We honour those Rwandans who, through acts of courage, selflessness, sacrifice, vision, and patriotism, did so much for this country that ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Heroes' Day to Be Celebrated

    Government of Rwanda, 29 January 2013

    Celebrations to mark the 19th Heroes' Day will be held at the village level to engage citizen participation at the grass roots and for neighbours to share in the spirit of the ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Heroes? Day to Focus On Youth

    The New Times, 17 January 2013

    This Heroes' Day celebrations this year will target youth, especially those in tertiary institutions. read more »