Defense Force Day is a public holiday in Zimbabwe celebrated the day after Heroes' Day (the second Monday in August).
It is typically marked with a military parade that takes place in the capital city of Harare.
The Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) in their current form were established in 1980, following the end of the civil war and the official recognition of the country's independence.
The ZDF comprise the Zimbabwe National Army and the Air Force of Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police can be regarded as part of the country's military, but it is subordinate to the Ministry of Home Affairs.