National Day of Libya

national dayThe National Day of Libya is on the 1 September (Coup d’état of 1969). Italy occupied Libya since 1911. This day is also known in Libya as the Libyan Independence Day or Revolution Day. It celebrates the day in 1951 when Libya gained independence from Italy.

National Day of Libya

Likewise it was on the 24th December 1951 that the United Nations recognized Libya as an independent state. The country had been ruled by King Idris I, who had led the movement for independence. After the end of World War II the country was destabilised and after a series of negotiations with the United Nations. Finally a constitution was drafted and ratified by the Libyan people. On December 24, 1951, Libya officially became an independent state, with King Idris I as its monarch.

See also the National Day of Mauritania as well as the National Day of Madagascar and the National Day of Liberia.


Public Holidays in Libya

The following is a list of public holidays in Libya:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Revolution Day – February 17th
  • Labour Day – May 1st
  • Eid al-Fitr – typically lasts for three days and marks the end of Ramadan
  • Eid al-Adha – typically lasts for four days and marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
  • Martyrs’ Day – September 1st
  • Islamic New Year – dates vary based on the Islamic calendar
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – dates vary based on the Islamic calendar
  • Independence Day – December 24th
See also  National Day of Georgia

Please note that the dates for the Islamic holidays are subject to change.



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