Guinea Independence Day

Guinea Independence Day

October 2
Guinea became an independent republic on this day in 1958, after having been a French colony since the late 19th century.
Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated all over the country with parades, dances, and sports competitions, especially in the capital city of Conakry.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Guinea
2112 Leroy Pl. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-986-4300; fax: 202-986-4800
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 166
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 185