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Freedom and Democracy Day
Chad

Freedom and Democracy Day 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Chad

Every 1 December is Freedom and Democracy Day in Chad, in commemoration of the day in 1990 when dictator Hissene Habre fell from power and democratic rule was restored to the country.

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 DecTueFreedom and Democracy Day
20211 DecWedFreedom and Democracy Day
20221 DecThuFreedom and Democracy Day
20231 DecFriFreedom and Democracy Day
20241 DecSunFreedom and Democracy Day
2 DecMonFreedom and Democracy Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In 1982, Hissene Habre rose to power and began an eight-year long regime characterised by oppression and abuse of power. He routinely violated the rights of the people, spied on the populace through secret police, and often tortured and killed his opponents.

Finally, in late 1989, a revolt broke out against Habre’s tyrannical rule. By 1 December, 1990, he was overthrown and fled to Senegal to live in exile. The next day, rebel leader Idriss Deby became Chad’s new president.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20191 DecSunFreedom and Democracy Day
2 DecMonFreedom and Democracy Holiday
20181 DecSatFreedom and Democracy Day
20171 DecFriFreedom and Democracy Day
2 DecSatFreedom and Democracy Holiday