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NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS

Country National Day
Afghanistan Independence Day, 19 August (1919)
Albania Independence Day or Flag Day, 28 November (1912)
Algeria Revolution Day, 1 November (1954)
Andorra 8 September (1278)
Angola Independence Day, 11 November (1975)
Anguilla Anguilla Day, 30 May (1967)
Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day (National Day), 1 November (1981)
Argentina Revolution Day, 25 May (1810)
Armenia Independence Day, 21 September (1991)
Aruba Flag Day, 18 March (1976)
Australia Australia Day ,26 January (1788).
Austria National Day, 26 October (1955)
Azerbaijan 28 May (1918)
Bahamas Independence Day, 10 July (1973)
Bahrain National Day, 16 December (1971); note – 15 August 1971 was the date of independence from the UK, 16 December 1971 was the date of independence from British protection
Bangladesh Independence Day, 26 March (1971)
Barbados Independence Day, 30 November (1966)
Belarus Independence Day, 3 July (1944); note – 3 July 1944 was the date Minsk was liberated from German troops, 25 August 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union
Belgium 21 July (1831)
Belize Independence Day, 21 September (1981)
Benin National Day, 1 August (1960)
Bermuda Bermuda Day, 24 May
Bhutan National Day ,17 December (1907)
Bolivia Independence Day, 6 August (1825)
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
National Day (Statehood Day), 25 November (1943)
Botswana Independence Day or Botswana Day, 30 September (1966)
Brazil Independence Day, 7 September (1822)
British Virgin
Islands
Territory Day, 1 July (1956)
Brunei National Day, 23 February (1984); note – 1 January 1984 was the date of independence from the UK, 23 February 1984 was the date of independence from British protection
Bulgaria Liberation Day, 3 March (1878)
Burkina Faso Republic Day, 11 December (1958)
Burma Independence Day, 4 January (1948); Union Day, 12 February (1947)
Burundi Independence Day, 1 July (1962)
Cabo Verde Independence Day, 5 July (1975)
Cambodia Independence Day, 9      November (1953)
Cameroon Republic Day (National Day), 20 May (1972)
Canada Canada Day, 1 July (1867)
Cayman Islands Constitution Day, first      Monday in July
Central African Republic Republic Day, 1 December (1958)
Chad Independence Day, 11      August (1960)
Chile Independence Day, 18      September (1810)
China Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 1 October(1949)
Christmas Island Australia Day, 26 January (1788)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia Day, 26 January (1788)
Colombia Independence Day, 20 July (1810)
Comoros Independence Day, 6 July (1975)
Congo Independence Day, 30 June (1960)
Cook Islands Constitution Day, first      Monday in August (1965)
Costa Rica Independence Day, 15      September (1821)
Cote d’Ivoire Independence Day, 7      August (1960)
Croatia Independence Day, 8      October (1991) and Statehood Day, 25 June (1991
Cuba Triumph of the Revolution, 1 January (1959)
Curacao Queen’s Day (Birthday of Queen-Mother JULIANA and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX), 30 April (1909 and 1980)
Cyprus Independence Day, 1      October (1960); note – Turkish Cypriots celebrate15 November (1983) as “Independence Day”
Czech Republic Czechoslovak Founding Day, 28 October (1918)
Denmark none designated; Constitution Day, 5 June (1849) is generally viewed as the National Day
Djibouti Independence Day, 27 June (1977)
Dominica Independence Day, 3      November (1978)
Dominican Republic Independence Day, 27      February (1844)
Ecuador Independence Day (independence of Quito), 10 August (1809)
Egypt National Day, 23 July (1952)
El Salvador Independence Day, 15      September (1821)
Equatorial Guinea Independence Day, 12      October (1968)
Eritrea Independence Day, 24 May (1993)
Estonia Independence Day, 24      February (1918)
Ethiopia National Day,28 May (1991)
European Union Europe Day 9 May (1950)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)
Faroe Islands Olaifest (Olavsoka), 29      July
Fiji Independence Day, second      Monday of October (1970)
Finland Independence Day, 6      December (1917)
France Fete de la Federation, 14      July (1790
French Polynesia Fete de la Federation, 14      July (1789)
Gabon Independence Day, 17      August (1960)
Gambia, The Independence Day, 18      February (1965)
Georgia Independence Day, 26 May (1918); note – 26 May 1918 was the date of independence from Soviet Russia, 9 April 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union
Germany Unity Day, 3 October (1990)
Ghana Independence Day, 6 March (1957)
Gibraltar National Day, 10      September (1967)
Greece Independence Day, 25      March (1821)
Greenland June 21 (longest day)
Grenada Independence Day, 7      February (1974)
Guam Discovery Day, first      Monday in March (1521)
Guatemala Independence Day, 15      September (1821)
Guernsey Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
Guinea Independence Day, 2      October (1958)
Guinea-Bissau Independence Day, 24      September (1973)
Guyana Republic Day, 23 February (1970)
Haiti Independence Day, 1 January (1804)
Holy See (Vatican City) Election Day of Pope FRANCIS, 13 March (2013)
Honduras Independence Day, 15 September (1821)
Hong Kong National Day (Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China), 1 October (1949)
Hungary Saint Stephen’s Day, 20 August; note – commemorates the date when his remains were transferred to Buda (now Budapest)
Iceland Independence Day, 17 June (1944)
India Republic Day, 26 January (1950)
Indonesia Independence Day, 17 August (1945)
Iran Republic Day, 1 April (1979)
Iraq Republic Day, July 14 (1958)
Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March
Isle of Man Tynwald Day, 5 July
Israel Independence Day, 14 May (1948)
Italy Republic Day, 2 June (1946)
Jamaica Independence Day, 6 August (1962)
Japan Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933)
Jersey Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
Jordan Independence Day, 25 May (1946)
Kazakhstan Independence Day, 16 December (1991)
Kenya Independence Day, 12 December (1963)
Kiribati Independence Day, 12 July (1979)
Korea, North Founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), 9 September (1948)
Korea, South Liberation Day, 15 August (1945)
Kosovo Independence Day, 17 February (2008)
Kuwait National Day, 25 February (1950)
Kyrgyzstan Independence Day, 31 August (1991)
Laos Republic Day, 2 December (1975)
Latvia Independence Day, 18 November (1918)
Lebanon Independence Day, 22 November (1943)
Lesotho Independence Day, 4 October (1966)
Liberia Independence Day, 26 July (1847)
Libya Liberation Day, 23 October (2011)
Liechtenstein Assumption Day, 15 August
Lithuania Independence Day, 16 February (1918
Luxembourg National Day (birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte) 23 June
Macau National Day (anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China), 1 October (1949)
Macedonia Independence Day, 8 September (1991); also known as National Day
Madagascar Independence Day, 26 June (1960)
Malawi Independence Day (Republic Day), 6 July (1964)
Malaysia Independence Day 31 August (1957) (independence of Malaya); Malaysia Day 16 September (1963) (formation of Malaysia)
Maldives Independence Day, 26 July (1965)
Mali Independence Day, 22 September (1960)
Malta Independence Day, 21 September (1964); Republic Day, 13 December (1974)
Marshall Islands Constitution Day, 1 May (1979)
Mauritania Independence Day, 28 November (1960)
Mauritius Independence Day, 12 March (1968)
Mexico Independence Day, 16 September (1810)
Micronesia Constitution Day, 10 May (1979)
Moldova Independence Day, 27 August (1991)
Monaco National Day (Saint Rainier’s Day), 19 November (1857)
Mongolia Independence Day/Revolution Day, 11 July (1921)
Montenegro National Day, 13 July (1878)
Montserrat Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)
Morocco Throne Day (accession of King MOHAMMED VI to the throne), 30 July (1999)
Mozambique Independence Day, 25 June (1975)
Namibia Independence Day, 21 March (1990)
Nauru Independence Day, 31 January (1968)
Nepal Republic Day, 29 May
Netherlands King’s Day (for 2014, the holiday will be on 26 April; thereafter it will fall on the King’s Birthday of 27 April (1967))
New Caledonia Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1789); note – the local holiday is New Caledonia Day, 24 September (1853)
New Zealand Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840); ANZAC Day (commemorated as the anniversary of the landing of troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey), 25 April (1915)
Nicaragua Independence Day, 15 September (1821)
Niger Republic Day, 18 December (1958); note – commemorates the founding of the Republic of Niger which predated independence from France in 1960
Nigeria Independence Day (National Day), 1 October (1960)
Niue Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)
Norfolk Island Bounty Day (commemorates the arrival of Pitcairn Islanders), 8 June (1856)
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Day, 8 January (1978)
Norway Constitution Day, 17 May (1814)
Oman Birthday of Sultan QABOOS, 18 November (1940)
Pakistan 14-Aug-1947
Palau Constitution Day, 9 July (1979)
Panama Independence Day, 3 November (1903)
Papua New Guinea Independence Day, 16 September (1975)
Paraguay Independence Day, 14 May 1811 (observed 15 May)
Peru Independence Day, 28 July (1821)
Philippines Independence Day, 12 June (1898)
Pitcairn Islands Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926); Discovery Day, 2 July (1767)
Poland Constitution Day, 3 May (1791)
Portugal Portugal Day (Dia de Portugal), 10 June (1580)
Puerto Rico US Independence Day, 4 July (1776); Puerto Rico Constitution Day, 25 July (1952)
Qatar National Day, 18 December (1878),Independence Day, 3 September (1971)
Romania Unification Day (of Romania and Transylvania), 1 December (1918)
Russia Russia Day, 12 June (1990)
Rwanda Independence Day, 1 July (1962)
Saint Barthelemy Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1789)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day, 19 September (1983)
Saint Lucia Independence Day, 22 February (1979)
Saint Martin Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1789)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1789)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day, 27 October (1979)
Samoa Independence Day Celebration, 1 June (1962); note – 1 January 1962 is the date of independence from the New Zealand-administered UN trusteeship; it is observed in June
San Marino Founding of the Republic, 3 September (A.D. 301)
Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day, 12 July (1975)
Saudi Arabia Unification of the Kingdom, 23 September (1932)
Senegal Independence Day, 4 April (1960)
Serbia National Day, 15 February
Seychelles Constitution Day (National Day), 18 June (1993)
Sierra Leone Independence Day, 27 April (1961)
Singapore National Day, 9 August (1965)
Sint Maarten Queen’s Day (Birthday of Queen-Mother JULIANA and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX), 30 April (1909 and 1980)
Slovakia Constitution Day, 1 September (1992)
Slovenia Independence Day/Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)
Solomon Islands Independence Day, 7 July (1978)
Somalia Foundation of the Somali Republic, 1 July (1960)
South Africa Freedom Day, 27 April (1994)
South Sudan Independence Day, 9 July (2011)
Spain National Day, 12 October (1492)
Sri Lanka Independence Day, 4 February (1948)
Sudan Independence Day, 1 January (1956)
Suriname Independence Day, 25 November (1975)
Swaziland Independence Day, 6 September (1968)
Sweden National Day, 6 June (1983)
Switzerland Founding of the Swiss Confederation, 1 August (1291)
Syria Independence Day, 17 April (1946)
Taiwan Republic Day (Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution), 10 October (1911)
Tajikistan Independence Day (or National Day), 9 September (1991)
Tanzania Union Day (Tanganyika and Zanzibar), 26 April (1964)
Thailand Birthday of King PHUMIPHON (BHUMIBOL), 5 December (1927)
Timor-Leste Proclamation of Independence Day, 28 November (1975)
Togo Independence Day, 27 April (1960)
Tokelau Waitangi Day ,6 February (1840)
Tonga National Day, 4 November (1875)
Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day, 31 August (1962)
Tunisia Independence Day, 20 March (1956)
Turkey Republic Day, 29 October (1923)
Turkmenistan Independence Day, 27 October (1991)
Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Day, 30 August (1976)
Tuvalu Independence Day, 1 October (1978)
Uganda Independence Day, 9 October (1962)
Ukraine Independence Day, 24 August (1991)
United Arab Emirates Independence Day, 2 December (1971)
United Kingdom The UK does not celebrate one particular national holiday. However, the country celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday on the second Saturday in June
United States Independence Day, 4 July (1776)
Uruguay Independence Day, 25 August (1825)
Uzbekistan Independence Day, 1 September (1991)
Vanuatu Independence Day, 30 July (1980)
Venezuela Independence Day, 5 July (1811)
Vietnam Independence Day, 2 September (1945)
Virgin Islands Transfer Day (from Denmark to the US), 31 March (1917)
Wallis and Futuna Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Yemen Unification Day, 22 May (1990)
Zambia Independence Day, 24 October (1964)
Zimbabwe Independence Day, 18 April (1980)

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