Popular Consultation Day

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August 30


12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The Popular Consultation Day is a cultural holiday celebrated annually on August 30th in Timor-Leste (East Timor). This day commemorates the referendum that took place on August 30th, 1999, where the people of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia. The day is observed with military parades, open-air concerts, and dances. Cultural festivals, communal meals, and other events are also held to celebrate the country’s rich cultural heritage. The Popular Consultation Day is a time for the people of Timor-Leste to come together to honor their history, celebrate their freedom, and look forward to a bright future.