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Independence Day (Somalia)

Public holiday in Somalia

Independence Day
Flag of Somalia
Observed by North Eastern Province Djibouti Somalia Somali Region
SignificanceEstablishment of the Somali Republic
CelebrationsParades and concerts
DateJuly 1
Next timeJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)

The Independence Day of Somalia is a national holiday observed annually in Somalia on July 1. The date celebrates the unification of the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somalia) and the State of Somaliland (the former British Somaliland) on July 1, 1960, which formed the Somali Republic. A government was subsequently formed by Abdullahi Issa and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal and other members of the trusteeship and protectorate governments, with speaker of the SOMALIA ACT OF UNION Abdulcadir Muhammed Aden as President of the Somali National Assembly, Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as President of the Somali Republic, On July 20, 1961 and through a popular referendum, the people of Somalia ratified a new constitution, which was first drafted in 1960.[1]


  1. ^ The Illustrated Library of The World and Its Peoples: Africa, North and East, Greystone Press: 1967, p. 338


  • Central Intelligence Agency (2013). "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
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