Independence Day (Somalia)

The independance day for Somalia is on July 1st. The date celebrates theunificationof theTrust Territory of Somalia(the formerItalian Somalia) and theState of Somalia (the former British Somaliland) on July 1, 1960, which formed the Somali Republic. A government was subsequently formed by Abdullahi Issaand Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal and other members of the trusteeship and protectorate governments, with speaker of the SOMALIA ACT OF UNION Haji Bashir Ismail Yusufas President of the Somali National Assembly, Aden Abdullah Osman DaarasPresidentof the Somali Republic, On 20 July 1961 and through a popular referendum, the people of Somalia ratified a new constitution, which was first drafted in 1960.