Seychelles Independence Day

Seychelles Independence Day

June 29
Also known as Republic Day, Seychelles Independence Day is a national holiday that commemorates Seychelles' transition to an independent republic on this day in 1976. It had been a British colony since 1903. Before that, it was a dependency of Mauritius, which was ruled by France.
When Seychelles became independent, the people had a three-month-long party.
CONTACTS:
Republic of Seychelles to the UN
800 Second Ave., Ste. 400C
New York, NY 10017
212-972-1785; fax: 212-972-1786
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 108