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Angola Independence Day is celebrated on November 11 every year in Angola, which is found on the west coast of the African continent. The country achieved independence from the Portuguese after a war that lasted over 13 years, which is known as the Angolan War of Independence. The war began when people rose against being forced to grow cotton by the Portuguese leaders and ended with a coup by the military that overthrew the dictatorship in Angola.
The day is a public holiday in Angola and is celebrated with parades, official ceremonies, and other festivities across the country.