President's Day (Equatorial Guinea)

President's Day is a public holiday in Equatorial Guinea, and it is observed on June 5 each year. The holiday celebrates the birthday of the second president of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang.

Teodoro Obiang was born in the town of Acoacan on June 5, 1942. He attended the General Military Academy in Spain, and served several positions such as governor of Bioko and leader of the National Guard, after Macias Nguema, his uncle, became the first president.

Macias Nguema 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. 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 President's Day in Equatorial Guinea from 2021 to 2025.

President's DayJun 05, 2021Saturday
President's DayJun 05, 2022Sunday
President's DayJun 05, 2023Monday
President's DayJun 05, 2024Wednesday
President's DayJun 05, 2025Thursday

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