Independence Day is an annual holiday celebrated in countries around the world commemorating the anniversary of the nation's independence. Each country has it's own reason to celebrate and many are celebrated similarly under other names such as National Day, Foundation Day, Statehood Day or name the day for their country.
The Republic of Niger Independence Day is Niger's National Day commemorating the nation's independence from France in 1960. It is celebrated on August 3 and is a public holiday where government offices and many businesses close.
The nation celebrates with official festivals and since 1975, celebrates the national holiday of the tree, Fête de l'Arbre, the tradition of every Nigerian planting a tree in a mass effort to fight desertification.