Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

October 12
On this day in 1968, Equatorial Guinea became independent from Spain after being one of its colonies for nearly 300 years. On October 12—the same day on which Columbus Day is celebrated elsewhere in the world—Equatorial Guinea celebrates its autonomy with a national holiday.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea
2020 16th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-518-5700; fax: 202-518-5252
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 171