Chad Republic Day around the world in 2020

Chad Republic Day around the world in 2020

  Dates of Chad Republic Day around the world
2022 ChadNov 28
Chad Mon, Nov 28National Holiday
2021 ChadNov 28, Nov 29
Chad Mon, Nov 29National Holiday (in lieu)
Chad Sun, Nov 28National Holiday
2020 ChadNov 28
Chad Sat, Nov 28National Holiday
2019 ChadNov 28
Chad Thu, Nov 28National Holiday
2018 ChadNov 28
Chad Wed, Nov 28National Holiday
  Summary
On November 28th 1958, Chad became an autonomous state within the French Community.
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When is Republic Day?

Republic Day is a national holiday in the Republic of Chad on November 28th each year.

This holiday commemorates Chad becoming an autonomous republic within the French Community on this day in 1958.

History of Republic Day

At the start of the 20th century, the region of Chad had come under the gaze of France as part of the so-called 'Scramble for Africa' when the European colonial powers raced to claim as much of the African continent as they could. By 1920, the French had full control of Chad and incorporated it as part of French Equatorial Africa.

Like other French colonies in Africa, Chad went through various configurations and amalgamations over the following decades.

After the end of the second world war, France made more constitutional changes to give more autonomy to its African possessions.

After a referendum on territorial autonomy on September 28th 1958, French Equatorial Africa (whose constituent states were Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon and the Central African Republic) was dissolved and on November 28th 1958 Chad's status changed to an autonomous republic within the French Community.

Chad remained a French territory until it attained full independence in August 1960.

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