National Day ‑ Niger
|Event Name||National Day - Niger|
|Start Date||18th Dec 2017 12:00am|
Republic Day, a national holiday in the Republic of Niger is commemorated on 18 December 1958. Although not the date of formal, complete independence from France, 18 December marks the founding of the Republic and creation of the Presidency of the Republic of Niger, following the constitutional changes of the French Fifth Republic, and the elections of 4 December 1958 held across the French colonial possessions. Nigerians consider this date to be the founding of their national institutions. Between 18 December 1958 and 3 August 1960, Niger remained a semi-autonomous Republic within the French Community.