Republic Day in Tunisia in 2019

Republic Day in Tunisia in 2019
  How long until Republic Day?
This holiday next takes place in 31 days.
  Dates of Republic Day in Tunisia
2021Tunisia Sun, Jul 25National Holiday
2020Tunisia Sat, Jul 25National Holiday
2019Tunisia Thu, Jul 25National Holiday
2018Tunisia Wed, Jul 25National Holiday
2017Tunisia Tue, Jul 25National Holiday
  Summary
Marks the abolition of the monarchy in 1957, resulting in the proclamation of the Republic of Tunisia

When is Tunisian Republic Day?

Republic Day is a public holiday in Tunisia on 25 July.

It commemorates the anniversary of the vote to abolish the monarchy and found the republic on 25 July 1957.

History of Tunisian Republic Day

Tunisia came under French control in 1881 and became a French protectorate in 1883.

The movement for independence had begun in 1920 with the creation of the political party, Destour. In 1934, the fervour for independence was increased with the formation of a new party called Neo Destour, led by Habib Bourguiba.

In March 1956 Bourguiba led Tunisia to independence, as a constitutional monarchy with Muhammad VIII al-Amin as King and Bourguiba as Prime Minister.

The constitutional monarchy was seen as a French decision and many thought the king was pro-France, so the National Assembly moved to change the political structure of the country from a constitutional monarchy to a republic.

On 25 June 1957, the monarchy was abolished, the king abdicated and the Republic of Tunisia was proclaimed with Habib Bourguiba as its first president. President Bourguiba went on to rule Tunisia for 31 years, finally being deposed in a medical coup d'état.

Republic Day is a holiday that marks momentous events in Tunisia's history. As such, it is a patriotic holiday with parades and the Tunisian flag appearing prominently. It is also a chance to feature and celebrate Tunisian food and crafts through many fairs and exhibitions.

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