Yemen Independence and National Days

Yemen Independence and National Days

May 22; November 30
Independence Day in Yemen is November 30, a national holiday to commemorate Yemen's independence from the British. It was won on that day in 1967, when evacuation of British soldiers was complete and the leading political group, the National Liberation Front, declared the formation of the independent state of the People's Republic of South Yemen. The British had occupied key portions of the country since the 1830s.
National Day observes the official proclamation of the unification of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) on May 22, 1990. An agreement to a common constitution, government, and economy between both had been signed the day before.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
2319 Wyoming Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
202-965-4760; fax: 202-337-2017
www.yemenembassy.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, pp. 85, 198