Tunisia Independence Day (20/03)

Every year, March 20, in the northernmost African country — Tunisia, which is officially called the Republic of Tunisia, celebrates the great public holiday — Tunisia Independence Day in Tunisia (.

Tunisia's historic path to independence is very interesting. At the very beginning, the country was part of the Carthage Empire. According to legend, the Phoenicians founded the city of Carthage in 814 BC. Over time, it has become the center of a powerful empire.

Since the 264th era, Carthage has waged wars with the Roman Empire, as a result of which he was defeated and for seven centuries was part of the Roman province of Africa.

In the 5th century, the territory came under the rule of vandals, and from the 7th to 16th centuries, Arab conquerors ruled in the territory of modern Tunisia. After that, Tunisia was ruled by pirates, Spain, the Ottoman Empire for some time. At the end of the 19th century, Tunisia came under the rule of France, although the Tunisian Bey was considered nominally the ruler.

On March 20, 1956, the leader of the Tunisian Independence Movement, Habib Burgiba, signed a protocol with the French government repealing the 1881 and 1883 protectorate agreements of France. Thus, France recognized the independence of Tunisia, and the protocol became a symbolic document of the end of the colonial period in Tunisia. On July 25, 1957, Tunisia was proclaimed by the Republic.

Every year on Independence Day, several thousand people go to Habib Burgib Avenue to mark the next anniversary of the country's independence. On this day, at the processions you can see almost all the politicians of the Republic, hear their speeches and parting words. Tunisians come to celebrate with families, bringing children.