Niger Republic Day

Niger Republic Day

December 18
On August 3, 1960, Niger gained full independence from France, after having been a colony since 1922. Niger had voted to become a republic on December 18, 1958. August 3 is a national holiday celebrating Independence Day, while December 18 is Republic Day.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Niger
2204 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-483-4224; fax: 202-483-3169
www.nigerembassyusa.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, pp. 130, 210
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 228
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