Syria National Day

Syria National Day

April 17
This national holiday commemorates the withdrawal of French troops on this day in 1946, when Syria proclaimed its independence after more than 20 years of French occupation. It is also known as Independence Day and Evacuation Day .
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Syria
2215 Wyoming Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-232-6313; fax: 202-234-9548
www.syrianembassy.us
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 63
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 48