Chad Independence Day

Chad Independence Day

August 11
On August 11, 1960, Chad became an independent country after struggling against the French since they first claimed Chad as a French territory in the 1890s.
Celebrations of this national holiday—including parades, dancing, and singing—are often moved to January 11 because of the heavy rains in August.
CONTACTS:
Chad Embassy
2002 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-462-4009; fax: 202-265-1937
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 135
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 15