Independence Day (Djibouti)

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Independence Day
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Observed by Djbouti
Significance Inauguration of Djibouti as an independent nation.
Celebrations Fireworks, concerts, dances, parades
Begins 1977
Date 27 June
Next time 27 June 2015 (2015-06-27)
Frequency annual

Djibouti's Independence Day is a national public holiday held annually on 27 June to mark the territory's declaration of independence from France. An independence referendum was held in the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas on 8 May 1977 alongside elections for a Constituent Assembly. Unlike the rigged 1958 and 1967 plebiscites, this time the territory became independent as Djibouti on 27 June 1977. Independence day celebrations have taken on livelier forms, with shops decorating their windows in the blue, green, white and the red star of the Djiboutian flag.

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