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Botswana Independence Day
September 30, 2016
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of September, repeating indefinitely
Botswana became independent from Great Britain on September 30, 1966. Since 1885, the region had been a British colonycalled the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The biggest Independence Day festivities are held in the capital city of Gaberones,and includes the singing of the national anthem, “Fatshe La Rona” (Blessed Country).