Independence Day (Cyprus)

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Independence Day
Observed byCyprus
Date1 October
Next time1 October 2021 (2021-10-01)

In Cyprus, Independence Day falls on 1 October. It is celebrated by festivals at schools and a large military parade in the capital.[1] Cyprus became independent from the British in 1960 after Cyprus won full sovereignty from Britain.[2]

Effective date of the London-Zürich Agreements was August 16, 1960, but the public holiday was moved to October 1 to avoid summer heat and tourist season.[3]


  1. ^ "Independence day of Cyprus – 25th March". Archived 18 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "August 16, 1960: Cyprus Gains Independence from Britain". Archived 5 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Faustmann, Hubert (2001). "Independence Postponed: Cyprus 1959-1960". The Cyprus Review. 13–14: 99.