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Aug 17 2023


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Gabon Independence Day

Gabon Independence Day is celebrated annually on August 17th to commemorate the country’s independence from France in 1960. This day is an opportunity for the Gabonese people to celebrate their freedom and educate the younger generation about their country’s rich history. Festivities, concerts, parades, and firework displays are held throughout the country to mark this occasion. In Franceville, Gabonese are known for their grand, loud, and colorful celebrations. Gabon Independence Day is also a chance for Gabonese households to show off their dexterity in cooking Gabonese food, such as poulet nyembwe, brochettes, and dongo. This national holiday is an important piece of history that must be restored and passed on to future generations.