Sixty years ago today, marks the day which Tunisia, a small country located in the centre of North Africa gained its independence from France in 1956. Tunisia, was once declared bankrupt back in 1869 has since then become a leading tourist attraction. With attractions such as the Carthage, a seaside suburb located in the capital of Tunisia, the Carthage is known for its Punic and Roman archaeological sites. Other tourist attractions include, Djerba, an island off the coast of Tunisia which is the most popular vacation destination in Tunisia as the island resides along the Mediterranean Sea.

Recent reports saw the country face a tough ordeal after terrorism attacks back in June 2015. An attack in the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse resulted in the death of thirty-eight people. As a result of this tragic incident, the country which had started to benefit economically from tourism was now being warned against by many other countries including Britain, for people not travel to Tunisia.

Despite this, many Tunisians will still celebrate this day. It is said that the President, Beji Caid Essebsi, will host a ceremony at the presidential palace where medals will be awarded to those that fought against colonisation.

Happy Independence Day Tunisia