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: Revolution Day is a very festive holiday on which people engage in parades and other activities such as public singing and dancing. Typically Mozambicans meet their friends and families to have a special lunch or dinner. Moreover you can see certain streets and houses decorated with string lights as part of the celebrations.
Following the independence from Portugal, Mozambique was immersed in a civil war between two parties that later signed a peace treaty in 1994. This war destroyed most of the country’s production industry and farming, making it one of the poorest countries in Africa. Despite all this, the beauty of Mozambique’s landscapes has made it one of the new hot spots for tourism.
Some places not to miss when visiting Mozambique are:
-The Iron House designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1892, originally built to be the Governor’s house.
-The National Museum of Art showcasing paintings and sculptures by many Mozambican artists.
-The Jardim Tunduru Botanical Gardens, designed by the English garden designer Thomas Honney.
-The Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) Railway Station in Maputo, which is a Victorian style building.
-Take the ferry from Maputo’s fishing harbor to Inhaca Island to visit the Lighthouse and the Marine Biology Museum.
-Go south to visit the Maputo Special Reserve near the swamplands. This reserve has more than 200 elephants and other wild animals.
-Don’t forget the beautiful sandy beaches such as Ponta do Ouro (Gold point), island of Macaneta (35kms north of Maputo), Xai Xai Beach, Inhaca Island, Uembje Lagoon in Bilene, Wimbi Beach near Pemba, Tofo Beach in Inhambane Province, Vamizi Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago and the Bazaruto Archipelago.
-Visit Maputo Fort built by the Portuguese when the country was one of its colonies.
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