Independence Day ‑ Burundi
|Event Name||Independence Day - Burundi|
|Start Date||1st Jul 2017 12:00am|
The country claimed independence on July 1, 1962, and legally changed its name from Ruanda-Urundi to Burundi. Mwami Mwambutsa IV was named king. On September 18, 1962, just over two months after declaring independence from Belgium, Burundi joined the United Nations. Upon Burundi's independence, it established a constitutional monarchy.