Gambia Independence Day

Gambia Independence Day

February 18
Gambia gained independence from Britain on February 18, 1965, and became a constitutional monarchy. On that day, people gathered in Bathurst for music, dancing, and the replacement of the Union Jack with the Gambian flag. A public vote in 1970 made the Republic of the Gambia a British Commonwealth.
Independence Day is a national holiday in Gambia.
Embassy of the Gambia
1424 K St. N.W., Ste. 600
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-785-1399; fax: 202-785-1430
www.gambiaembassy.us
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 29
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 25