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Nigerien Republic Day in 2019

Niger National Holiday observed in Niger

Republic Day is a public holiday in Niger on 18th December. This day commemorates the founding of the Republic of Niger on 18 December 1958.
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When is Nigerien Republic Day?

How long until Republic Day?
This holiday next takes place in 332 Days.
Dates of Republic Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Friday
2019 Wednesday
2018 Tuesday
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Commemoration of the First Republic of Niger in 1958 and autonomy within France

Republic Day is a public holiday in Niger on 18th December.

This day commemorates the founding of the Republic of Niger on 18 December 1958.

History of Nigerien Republic Day

The Republic of Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa.

While Niger was still part of France, constitutional changes as a result of the establishment of the Fifth French Republic led to elections being held in Niger and the French colonial territories.

The result was that on 4 December 1958, Niger became a self-governing autonomous state within the French Community.  On 18 December 1958, the Republic of Niger was officially founded.

On this day, Hamani Diori became president of the country’s provisional government. Diori was later appointed as the first President of the Republic of Niger in 1960 when Niger achieved full independence from France.

How is Nigerien Republic Day Celebrated?

18th December was officially declared a national holiday in 2005.

Republic Day is marked with official ceremonies with speeches from political leaders.

Each year, organizers choose one of the regional capitals of the country to host the celebrations. The National Youth Festival, which used to be celebrated at a different time of the year now takes places on Republic Day.


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