June 26 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Madagascar from France in 1960.
Until the late 18th century, the island of Madagascar was ruled by a fragmented assortment of shifting sociopolitical alliances. Beginning in the early 19th century, most of the island was united and ruled as the Kingdom of Madagascar by a series of Merina nobles. The monarchy collapsed in 1897 when the island was absorbed into the French colonial empire, from which the island gained independence in 1960.
Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands.
In commemoration of the day, we bring you an interview with Madagascar Embassy.
*Click the photo below and read her stories!
“If you have heard about Madagascar but yet never get the chance to visit this beautiful Island, you will not regret to make the decision to book now your flight to Madagascar!”