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Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of vodun (aka voodoo) and home to the Dahomey Kingdom, reigning from 1600-1900. In Abomey, Dahomey’s former capital, the Historical Museum occupies 2 royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park is a safari destination with elephants, hippos and lions.

August 2020

Benin Independence Day

August 1, 2020
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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.

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August 2021

Benin Independence Day

August 1, 2021
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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.

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