Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

September 24
After more than 500 years of Portuguese rule, Guinea-Bissau (formerly known as Portuguese Guinea) declared itself an independent republic on September 24, 1973. The U.S. recognized it as such on September 10, 1974, and Portugal followed suit the same day.
September 24 is a national holiday in Guinea-Bissau.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Guinea-Bissau
15929 Yukon Ln.
Washington, D.C. 20005
301-947-3958; fax: 202-347-3954
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 159