Democratic Republic of the Congo

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Democratic Republic of the Congo — Festivals and Events

The Congo celebrates the usual holidays – New Year’s Day, Labor Day and Christmas – plus local events commemorating heroes and significant dates in history.

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Education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Primary education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is free and compulsory. The education system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is governed by three government ministries: theMinistère de l’Enseignement Primaire, Secondaire et Professionnel (MEPSP), the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire (MESU) and the Ministère des Affaires Sociales (MAS).

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Population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Over 200 ethnic groups populate the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of which the majority are Bantu peoples. Together, Mongo, Luba and Kongo peoples (Bantu) and Mangbetu-Azande peoples constitute around 45% of the population.