National Day is annually observed on Seychelles on June 18.
This holiday celebrates adoption of a multi-party democratic constitution in 1993.
Seychelles were granted independence in 1976 and became a republic within the Commonwealth.
Since then Seychelles were a socialist one-party state.
This political course lasted till 1991, when the government was forced to move to multi-party system.
These changes became the basis for a new constitution.
Its first draft failed to receive the requisite 60% of voters.
An amendment was made, and a new constitution was approved in 1993.
Celebration of National Day is associated with an annual military parade.