Gabon Independence Day

Gabon Independence Day

August 16-18
Gabon gained official independence from France on August 17, 1960, after more than a century of domination.
August 17 is a public holiday, but celebrations often extend to the days before and after Independence Day, with parades and dancing.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Gabon
2034 20th St. N.W., Ste. 200
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-797-1000; fax: 202-332-0668
www.gabonembassy.org.za
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 138
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 146
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