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Pictorial: A Peek into the Scientific Martyrs' Day Celebration

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Martyrs' Day is commemorated every year on June 3, in remembrance of the young Christian converts who refused to denounce their newly found religion between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of the then Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda. He ordered that they are burnt to death.
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John Mitala, the Head of Public Service arrives at the Anglican Shrine, Namugongo. Photo by Olive Nakatudde
A few guests on Thursday attended the Martyrs day celebration annual prayers at both the Catholic and Anglican Shrines in Namugongo.

Martyrs' Day is commemorated every year on June 3, in remembrance of the young Christian converts who refused to denounce their newly found religion between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of the then Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda. He ordered that they are burnt to death.

In previous years, millions of people from within and outside Uganda thronged both the Anglican and Catholic Shrines to commemorate the 45 martyrs, a brave group of young men who died while defending their faith. But this has changed with the surge in COVID-19 cases, where gatherings are restricted to only 200 people.

Uganda Radio Network- URN followed events at the Catholic and Anglican Shrine and now brings you pictures.

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