Independence Day (Somalia)

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Independence Day
Flag of Somalia.svg
Observed bySomalia North Eastern Province, Kenya Djibouti Somalia Somali Region
TypeNational
SignificanceEstablishment of the Somali Republic
CelebrationsParades and concerts
DateJuly 1st
Next time1 July 2020 (2020-07-01)
FrequencyAnnual

The Independence Day of Somalia is a national holiday observed annually in Somalia on July 1. The date celebrates the unification of the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somalia) and the State of Somalia (the former British Somaliland) on July 1, 1960, which formed the Somali Republic. A government was subsequently formed by Abdullahi Issa and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal and other members of the trusteeship and protectorate governments, with speaker of the SOMALIA ACT OF UNION Haji Bashir Ismail Yusuf as President of the Somali National Assembly, Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as President of the Somali Republic, On 20 July 1961 and through a popular referendum, the people of Somalia ratified a new constitution, which was first drafted in 1960.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Illustrated Library of The World and Its Peoples: Africa, North and East, Greystone Press: 1967, p. 338

References[edit]

  • Central Intelligence Agency (2013). "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2013-07-01.