New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.
Many Ugandans used to sacrifice to gods, boozing, clubbing and engaging in Sexual practices as away to appease themselves. Most of these activities used to take place in streets, bars and stadiums where by shouting and doing all kinds of funny staff was the order of the day.
However, as many Ugandans intended happiness in these celebrations, many have ended up in tears and pain. Through this night many marriages were broken, some people lost their lives because of accidents due to drunk driving and many couldn’t tress their way back home. Young girls raped and sexually harassed, increased rate of HIV transmission. Because of this day many people used to commit suicide. Theft and robbery being the order of the day in streets and residential areas, loss of property due to Fire outbreak caused by burning of tires. The celebrations only brought tears instead of Happiness.
In 2001 Bishop David Kiganda conceived a vision of engaging Ugandans in a clear and safe festivities in form of The Annual National Prayer Day and Night, where Ugandans would join in the end of year celebrations through worship, praise and thanks giving to God who had enabled them complete the year safely.
Join us for the National Prayer Day celebration at the Old Kampala Senior Secondary field on 31st December 2017.
Gates open at 8:00AM throughout midnight till late