On the 1st of August of each year, it is the Independence Day of Benin. This year, Benin is celebrating the 57th anniversary of its Independence acquired on 1 August 1960.
History and a happy chance made this date of 1 August coincide with the celebration of the National Day of the Swiss Confederation.
This year the Governments of the Swiss Confederation and the Republic of Benin have decided to organize jointly and celebrate this memorable day alternately in Switzerland and Benin.
It is therefore under this symbol that the Embassies of Benin and Switzerland in Denmark also agreed to celebrate the event together on 1 August 2017 in Copenhagen.
Next year, it will be the turn of the Embassy of Benin to host the event.