Senegal Independence Day

Senegal Independence Day

April 4
For many years, Senegal was controlled by various European powers, and France gradually began gaining control over the area in the 17th century. On April 4, 1960, Senegal won its independence from France. Today, April 4 is a national holiday celebrated all over the country, but festivities are particularly grand in the capital city of Dakar.
CONTACTS:
Senegal Tourism Office
350 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10118
212-695-9630; fax: 212-695-9658
www.senegal-tourism.com
Embassy of Senegal
2112 Wyoming Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
202-234-0540; fax: 202-332-6315
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 57
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 46