Freedom Day (Equatorial Guinea)

Freedom Day is a public holiday in Equatorial Guinea, and it is observed on August 3 each year. The holiday celebrates the anniversary when Teodoro Obiang led a successful coup overthrew the dictator Macias Nguema.

Equatorial Guinea is a country on the west coast of Central Africa. On October 12, 1968, Equatorial Guinea declared its independence. Macias Nguema became the first president.

He soon created a single-party state in 1970, and replaced the constitution and assumed the title of President for Life in 1973. His regime was characterized by human rights abuses and totalitarianism, and many people were killed.

At the end of his regime, Macias had several members of the family killed, including Obiang's brother, which made the whole extended family fear for their lives.

On August 3, 1979, Teodoro Obiang led a successful military coup and overthrew the Macias regime. Macias was arrested and executed. Teodoro Obiang became the second president of Equatorial Guinea, and a new constitution was adopted in 1982. Teodoro Obiang has served as the president since August 1979, and he is the second longest consecutively serving non-royal national leader in the world.

The following is the list of Freedom Day in Equatorial Guinea from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Freedom DayAug 03, 2021Tuesday
Freedom DayAug 03, 2022Wednesday
Freedom DayAug 03, 2023Thursday
Freedom DayAug 03, 2024Saturday
Freedom DayAug 03, 2025Sunday

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