Benin Independence Day

Benin Independence Day

August 1
On August 1, 1960, Benin declared its independence from France, ending 70 years as a French colony. Independence Day is a national holiday observed throughout the country, especially in the capital city of Porto Novo.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Benin
2124 Kalorama Rd. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-232-6656; fax: 202-265-1996
www.beninembassy.us
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 128
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 130