Independence Day is a public holiday in Dominica.
Celebrated every year on November 3, representing the anniversary of the declaration of independence from Great Britain.
After the end of the Seven Years' War France ceded administration over Dominica to Great Britain and the latter established its control.
During the period of British rule Dominica became the only colony with a legislature controlled by an ethnic African majority.
The United Kingdom granted Dominica full independence on November 3, 1978.