This public holiday commemorates the 1984 bloodless coup that established the so called second republic. Formerly known as french guinea french.
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Guinea celebrates independence day as a public holiday.
Republic day in guinea. Guyanese cook on this special day to mark the birth of a new country. Guinea was ruled by a dictatorship led by sekou toure who ruled the small west african nation for over 25 years 1958 1984. October 1 2012 fire pup day september 30 august 31 july 31 june 30 may 31 april 30 march 30 february 30 january 31.
January 1 new years day. Guinea n i officially the republic of guinea french. Republic day is a public holiday in guyana.
It is a day off for the general population and schools and most businesses are closed. Eid al adha id ul adha is an islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of dhul hijja thou al hijja to commemorate the willingness of ibrahim abraham to sacrifice his son. Guinea public holidays 2018 this page contains a national calendar of all 2018 public holidays for guinea.
History of guinea independence. Republique de guinee is a west coastal country in west africa. Guyanese citizens enjoy festive and colourful parades much like that of a carnival music and games.
October 3 2012 balloons around the world day. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced so please check back regularly for updates. Guinea was part of a series of west african empires ghana mali and songhai ruled by the muslims.
On april 3 guineans celebrate second republic day. Guinea second republic day. October 26 feast of sacrifice.
Following the collapse of the french fourth republic guinea proclaimed its independence in 1958. Is second republic day a public holiday. April 3 guinea second republic day commemorates an event from recent history.
There are approximately ten nationally recognized public holidays celebrated in the republic of guinea a country in west africa. October 2 2012 republic day in guinea. The christian feast of the assumption of mary is on or around aug 15 in most countries.
After toures death there was a bloodless coup on april 3 1984. Second republic day in guinea date in the current year. Guyana celebrates republic day or mashramani abbreviated as mash on february usually on the 23rd.
Second republic day is a public holiday. Guinee francaise the modern country is sometimes referred to as guinea conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with guinea in the name and the. Every year on october 2 guinea celebrates the anniversary of its independence from france in 1958.
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