Comoros National day around the world in 2020

Comoros National day around the world in 2020
Flag of the Comoros Image by Ronny K , via Pixabay
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  Dates of Comoros National day around the world
2021 ComorosJul 6
Comoros Tue, Jul 6National Holiday
2020 ComorosJul 6
Comoros Mon, Jul 6National Holiday
2019 ComorosJul 6
Comoros Sat, Jul 6National Holiday
2018 ComorosJul 6
Comoros Fri, Jul 6National Holiday
  Summary
Marks independence from France, gained on 6 July 1975

When is Independence Day?

Independence Day is a public holiday in Comoros, observed on July 6th each year.

This is the National Day of Comoros and commemorates the country's independence from France on this day in 1975.

History of Independence Day

Comoros is a series of three islands (Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli) located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa.

The islands first encountered Europeans when Portuguese explorers at the start of the 16th century, though it was France who established colonial rule on Mayotte (the westernmost of the islands) in 1841 when a local king ceded the island to France. Political infighting amongst the Islanders meant that resistance to the French appropriation was limited and by 1908 France had unified the islands under one administration.

In 1912 the islands became part of the colony of Madagascar. Madagascar gained its independence from France in 1960, with Comoros given autonomy a year later.

Did you Know?

Probably the most famous rediscovered animal ever is the coelacanth fish. This creature was thought to have been extinct for 60 million years until it was found at the start of the 20th century in Comoros.

After an agreement was reached with France in 1973, referendums for independence were held on the four main islands, with Mayotte voting against independence from France.

On July 6th 1975, the Comorian parliament of the other three islands passed a unilateral resolution declaring independence, with Ahmed Abdallah becoming the first president.

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