Independence Day ‑ Vanuatu

Event Name Independence Day - Vanuatu
Start Date 30th Jul 2017 12:00am
End Date
Duration N/A
Description

The Republic of Vanuatu, which was known as New Hebrides until its independence, celebrates its Independence Day on July 30 to commemorate its freedom from the British and French rule in 1980. The week-long Independence Day celebrations are held throughout the country, and span throughout afternoon to early hours in morning. The celebrations are a mix of the patriotic activities such as flag hoisting and army parade, and revelry includes local string bands, dancing groups, magic men, and Kava (Kava is a crop grown in western Pacific region. The drink is made with the root of the plant and has sedative and antiseptic elements.)

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