Madagascar Independence Day

Madagascar Independence Day

June 26
This national holiday commemorates Madagascar's independence from France on this day in 1960. Republic Day is another public holiday in Madagascar, held on December 30, the day the new constitution went into effect. The country became a republic in 1975.
CONTACTS:
Madagascar Embassy
2374 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-265-5525; fax: 202-265-3034
www.madagascar-consulate.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 106
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 89
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