Yemen Revolution Days

Yemen Revolution Days

September 26; October 14
Yemen observes two Revolution Days: one commemorates the revolutionary movement that overthrew the monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr on September 26, 1962, and helped pave the way for the creation of the Yemen Arab Republic. Before that could occur, however, British occupation of the area remained another force impeding independence. Revolts against the British then ensued in 1962-63, and by 1967, the British granted Yemen its sovereignty ( see Yemen Independence and National Days). These revolts are commemorated on October 14.
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. 160, 172
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