June 26th marks the 49th anniversary of Somalia's independence. On June 26th, 1960, the Somali Republic was formed. A few days later, Italian Somaliland gained its independence from Italy on the 1st of July 1960 and was united the same day with the Somali Republic. We found this vintage video on youtube that has actual video footage of the 1960 celebration of Somalia's independence. Find out more about African culture and holidays on the Africa Imports web site or by Clicking Here.