The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA wishes to congratulate the Government and the people of Comoros a Happy Independence Day. Wishing the Government and the people of Comoros continued Peace, stability, Unity Prosperity and economic growth.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Comoros, observed on July 6th each year.
This is the National Day of Comoros and commemorates the country’s independence from France on this day in 1975.
Comoros is a series of three islands (Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli) located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa.
The islands first encountered Europeans when Portuguese explorers at the start of the 16th century, though it was France who established colonial rule on Mayotte (the westernmost of the islands) in 1841 when a local king ceded the island to France. Political infighting amongst the Islanders meant that resistance to the French appropriation was limited and by 1908 France had unified the islands under one administration.
In 1912 the islands became part of the colony of Madagascar. Madagascar gained its independence from France in 1960, with Comoros given autonomy a year later.