Liberation Day is annually observed in Seychelles on June 5.
This holiday celebrates the events of June 1977, when current head of the state was overthrown by a revolt.
Seychelles gained independence from Britain in 1976 and became a republic within the Commonwealth.
James Mancham became the first President of the republic, however, his presidency didn't last for a long time.
He was overthrown by then Prime Minister France Albert René, who was supported by Tanzanian-trained revolutionaries supplied with weapons.
René ruled the country under a dictatorial one party system till 1993.
Then he was forced to introduce a multi-party system.
His presidency continued till 2004, when he stepped the position in favor of his vice-president.