Swaziland Independence Day

Swaziland Independence Day

September 6
Independence Day is a national holiday in Swaziland. On this day in 1968, Swaziland became self-governing after having been ruled by Britain since 1903. This national holiday was also known as Somhlolo Day or Sobhuza Day, named after Sobhuza II (1899-1982), king of Swaziland from 1921 until his death. In 1973, he disregarded the constitution passed upon independence and assumed supreme power.
CONTACTS:
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland
1712 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-234-5002; fax: 202-234-8254
www.swazilandembassyus.com
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 150
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