The National Day of Togo is on the 27th April (Independence from the French-administered UN trusteeship 1960). After the first elections in 1961, which established a presidential form of government in Togo, Olympio became the first president of Togo. Olympio continued to maintained economic cooperation with France. We have added the public holidays for Togo below.
National Day of Togo
The National Day of Togo is celebrated annually on the 27th April. You will note that this day commemorates the anniversary of the country’s independence from French colonial rule in 1960 (National Day of France). Its capital city is Lomé, and the official language is French . Togo has a rich cultural heritage, with traditional music, dance, and art that reflect the diversity of its population.
Public Holidays in Togo
Here are the public holidays in Togo:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Liberation Day – April 27th
- Labor Day – May 1st
- Ascension Day – Date varies (May or June)
- Whit Monday – Date varies (May or June)
- Eid al-Fitr – Date varies (June or July)
- Independence Day – August 15th
- Eid al-Adha – Date varies (July or August)
- All Saints’ Day – November 1st
- Christmas Day – December 25th
Note that the dates for the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha vary depending on the lunar calendar.