Independence Day (Malta)

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The Maltese Independence Day (Maltese: Jum l-Indipendenza) is celebrated on September 21. The nation's independence as a Commonwealth realm, a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations with Elizabeth II as the Queen of Malta, was granted on that date in 1964.

Malta became a republic on December 13, 1974 (which is commemorated on a separate holiday called Republic Day). On March 31, 1979 (which is called Freedom Day) the British closed down their naval base in Malta.

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