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National Day Seychelles 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

National Day is annually observed on Seychelles on June 18.

This holiday celebrates adoption of a multi-party democratic constitution in 1993.

Seychelles were granted independence in 1976 and became a republic within the Commonwealth.

Since then Seychelles were a socialist one-party state.

This political course lasted till 1991, when the government was forced to move to multi-party system.

These changes became the basis for a new constitution.

Its first draft failed to receive the requisite 60% of voters.

An amendment was made, and a new constitution was approved in 1993.

Celebration of National Day is associated with an annual military parade.

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