The National Day of Central African Republic is on the 1 December which was autonomous territory within the French Community in 1958. The Central African Republic which is known as CAR, is a landlocked country. See also the public holidays in the Central African Republic which has been added below.
National Day of Central African Republic
Likewise in 1946 France granted autonomy to all of its colonies in Africa which included CAR. As you will know that this was the creation of the Central African Republic as a self-governing territory well within the French Union. However, real power remained in the hands of the French colonial administration, and the CAR remained economically dependent on France.
Then came 1958 when the French proposed a brand new constitution. This would allow French colonies to choose between becoming independent or remaining part of the French Union with increased autonomy. The people of the CAR voted overwhelmingly for independence, and on December 1st, 1958, the CAR became an independent country with David Dacko as its first president.
Public Holidays of Central African Republic
Firstly the following are the public holidays observed in Central African Republic:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Martyrs’ Day – February 1st
- Women’s Day – March 8th
- Easter Monday – variable date (usually in March or April)
- Labour Day – May 1st
- Ascension Day – variable date (usually in May)
- Whit Monday – variable date (usually in May or June)
- National Day – December 1st
- Christmas Day – December 25th
- Boxing Day – December 26th
Finally note that the exact dates for some of these holidays may vary each year. Likewise there are also the public holiday Tasmania and the Vatican City holidays as well as the Hobart public holidays.