National Peace Day (Cote d'Ivoire)

National Peace Day is a public holiday in Cote d'Ivoire, and it is observed on November 15 each year.

Cote d'Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, is a country located in West Africa. In the 1840s, France signed a series of treaties with the kings and chiefs in West Africa and made their territories the French protectorate. Cote d'Ivoire became the French colony in 1893.

On August 7, 1960, Cote d'Ivoire gained its independence from France, and Félix Houphouët-Boigny became the first President, who served 33 years until 1993. Throughout his presidency, Houphouët-Boigny maintained a close relationship with France and made steady economic growth in the first 20 years.

The world recession and the local drought in the 1980s hit the economy heavily, which marked the start of political instability. In 1993, Henri Konan Bedie became the president after Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Six years after, a group of dissatisfied officers staged a military coup, and Bedie fled into exile in France.

In 2002, an armed uprising started the Ivorian Civil War, and it lasted until 2007 when the peace accord between the government and the rebels was signed. National Peace Day was first celebrated in 1996, and it is a holiday in an attempt to promote national peace and unity.

The following is the list of National Peace Day in Cote d'Ivoire from 2022 to 2026.

National Peace DayNov 15, 2022Tuesday
National Peace DayNov 15, 2023Wednesday
National Peace DayNov 15, 2024Friday
National Peace DayNov 15, 2025Saturday
National Peace DayNov 15, 2026Sunday

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