Evacuation Day in Tunisia in 2020

Evacuation Day in Tunisia in 2020
  How long until Evacuation Day?
This holiday next takes place in 309 days.
  Dates of Evacuation Day in Tunisia
2021 Tunisia Fri, Oct 15 National Holiday
2020 Tunisia Thu, Oct 15 National Holiday
2019 Tunisia Tue, Oct 15 National Holiday
2018 Tunisia Mon, Oct 15 National Holiday
2017 Tunisia Sun, Oct 15 National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the retreat of last French soldiers from Bizerte on October 15th 1963
  Local name
Eid Al-Jalaa

When is Evacuation Day?

Evacuation is a national holiday in Tunisia on October 15th each year.

This holiday commemorates the retreat of last French soldiers from Bizerte on this day in 1963. 

History of Evacuation Day

Following independence from France in 1956, France had maintained control of the city of Bizerte for strategic reasons.

In July 1961, Tunisian forces blockaded the city in an attempt to wrest control of the city from France. After a few days of fighting, the French took control of Bizerte.

Evacuation Day commemorates the eventual retreat of the last French soldiers from Bizerte on October 15th 1963.

After the 2011 revolution, Tunisian authorities marked this historic date by making it a national holiday.

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