The National Day of Sierra Leone is on the 27th April (Republic Day, independence from the United Kingdom 1961). This celebrates the country’s independence from Great Britain on the 27th April 1961. Sierra Leone is a West African country known for its beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, and diverse wildlife.
National Day of Sierra Leone
The country was colonized by the British in the late 18th century and became a British protectorate in 1896. Then Sierra Leone gained its independence on the 27th April 1961 after mainly years of struggle. The National Day of Sierra Leone is a public holiday in the country, and celebrations are held across the country to mark the occasion.
Likewise there is also the National Day of Swaziland and the National Day of Sudan and the National Day of Senegal.
Public Holidays in Sierra Leone
Firstly Sierra Leone has several public holidays throughout the year. Finally some of the major public holidays in Sierra Leone include:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Independence Day – April 27th
- International Labour Day – May 1st
- Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) – varies depending on the lunar calendar
- Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) – varies depending on the lunar calendar
- Boxing Day – December 26th
- Christmas Day – December 25th
Likewise in addition to these major holidays, Sierra Leone also observes several other holidays and observances. Finally this including National Day (27th April), Armed Forces Day (19th October), and National Youth Day (1st November).