Mali Independence Day

Mali Independence Day

September 22
Mali gained its independence from France on September 22, 1960. As a colony since the 1890s, it was known as French Sudan. In ancient and medieval times Mali had a prominent role in a series of illustrious empires that spanned western Africa.
Also known as Republic Day, this is an important national holiday in Mali.
CONTACTS:
Mali Embassy
2130 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-332-2249; fax: 202-332-6603
www.maliembassy.us
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 158
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 177