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Benin Independence Day
August 1, 2016
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of August, repeating indefinitely
The Independence Day is a national holiday in Benin. Celebrations on this day take place on grand scale throughout the country. National leaders deliver speeches reflecting on past and present glories, the national flag is hoisted, and the national anthem sung in government offices, schools, colleges and other public institutions.