February 18 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Gambia from the United Kingdom in 1965.
The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, during which era it was A Gâmbia, and later, on May 25, 1765, the Gambia was made a part of the British colony when the government formally assumed control, establishing the Province of Senegambia.
On February 18, 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom.
The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia and often called simply Gambia, is a country in West Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal with a short strip of its coastline bordered with the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.