1945 Victory Day
Abolition of Slavery
Africa Day
African Liberation Day
Agostinho Netos Day and National Heroes Day
All Saints or Hallows Day
All Souls Day
Ancestors Day
Anniversary of Liberation
Antillean Day
Anzac Day
Armed Forces Day
Armenian Christmas Day
Armistice Day
Army & Navy Day
Army Day
Ascension of Jesus
Ash or Clean Monday (Green or Pure Monday)
Ash Wednesday
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Bangla New Year Day or Pohela Boishakh
Bastille Day
Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
Boqueron Battle Victory Day
Boxing Day
Buddha Birthday (Vesak)
Buddha Jayanti (Wesak)
Cambodian New Year
Canada Day
Carnival or Mardi Gras
Chaco Armistice
Childrens Day
Childrens Day (kodomo no hi)
Chinese New Year
Chinese Spring Festival
Ching Ming Festival
Christmas Day
Christmas Eve
Chung Yeung Festival
Columbus Day
Commonwealth Day
Constitution Day
Coptic (orthodox) Christmas
Coronation Day
Corpus Christi
Day of Goodwill
Day of Liberation from the French
Day of National Reconciliation
Day of National Unity
Day of Peace and Reconciliation
Day of Proclamation of the Republic
Day of Reconciliation
Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990)
Day of Revolution
Day of the Armed Struggle
Day of the dead
Day of the Martyrs
Day of the Republic
Day of Victory over Fascism
Democracy Day
Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Light)
Double Ninth Festival (Chung Yeung Festival)
Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu or Duen Ng Festival)
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Dutch National Day
Easter Monday or Dyngus Day
Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Eid ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Emancipation Day
Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Family Day
Farmers Day
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
First Day of Summer
Flag and University Day
Flag Day
Freedom and Democracy Day
Freedom Day
Full Moon of Kason
Full Moon of Tabaung
Full Moon of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent)
Full Moon of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent)
Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi birthday)
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi
General Prayer Day (Store Bededag)
German Unity Day
Gibraltar National Day
Good Friday (Holy or Great Friday)
Gospel Day
Greek Cypriot National Day
Greek National Day
Hari Raya Aidiladha (Hari Raya Haji)
Hari Raya Haji
Hari Raya Puasa
Heroes Day
Holy Saturday
Human Rights Day
Il Full Moon Poya Day
Immaculate Conception
India Independence Day
International Womens Day
Islamic New Year
Kayin (Karen) New Year
Kazakhstan Peoples Unity Day
Krishna Janmashtami
Kurban Ait (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Lailat al-Miraj or Isra and Miraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
Liberation Day
Liberation Day or FSLN Revolution Day
Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri (Great Night of Lord Shiva)
Martyr Day
Martyrs Day
Maundy or Holy Thursday
May Day or Workers Day
Medin Full Moon Poya Day
Memorial Day
Memorial Day(Day of Memory for Truth and Justice)
Mid Autumn or Moon Festival (Lantern or Mooncake Festival)
Midsummer Day
Midsummer Eve
Moldovan Christmas
Monaco National Day
Mothers and Childrens Day
Mothers Day
Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
Myanmar New Year
Nane Nane (Farmers Day)
National Childrens Day
National Day
National Day of Sweden
National Day of the Peoples Republic of China
National Flag & Anthem Day
National Flag Day
National Heroes Day
National Unification Day
National Unity Day
National Womens Day
National Youth Day
Nauryz Meyrami (Traditional Spring Holiday)
Navabarsha (Nepalese New Year Day)
Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Nawroz Bayram (Iranian or Persian New Year)
New Year Day
New Year Eve
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Norouz (Iranian or Persian New Year)
Nowruz (Iranian or Persian New Year)
Nuclear Victim Remembrance Day
October Holiday or Halloween
October Liberation War
October Revolution Day
Orozo Ait (end of Ramadan)
Orthodox Armenian Christmas
Orthodox Christmas
Orthodox Easter
Orthodox Easter Monday (Bright or Renewal Monday)
Orthodox Epiphany
Orthodox Good Friday
Orthodox Great Saturday
Orthodox New Year
Orthodox Pentecost
Orthodox Whit Monday
Orthodox Whit Sunday
Palm Sunday (Yew or Branch Sunday)
Patriots Victory Day
Pchum Ben or Ancestors Day
Peace Day, or Ceasefire Day, end of the Civil War
Peace Memorial Day (228 Incidenter Messacre)
Peniamina Gospel Day
Pentecost or Whit Sunday
Pi Mai (Laos New Year)
Poson Full Moon Poya Day
President Tubmans Birthday
Presidents Day
Proclamation of the Republic
Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
Queens Birthday
Queens Official Birthday
Rarotonga Gospel Day
Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas (National Democracy Day)
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day for Martyrs & Disabled
Republic Day
Resistance and Liberation Day
Restoration Day
Restoration of Independence Day
Revolution Day
Revolution Day - Peoples Uprising
Revolution of the King and the People
Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year
Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
San Marino Day and Foundation of the Republic
Saudi National Day
Seollal (Korean New Year)
Separation Day (from Colombia)
Sham el Nessim (Coptic orthodox Easter monday)
Simon Bolivar Day
Sinai Liberation Day
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
Songkran (Thai New Year)
South Korea Memorial Day
Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day
Spitak Remembrance Day
Spring Bank Holiday (Victoria Day)
Spring Holiday or June Holiday
Spring Holiday or May Holiday
St. Georges Day
St. Johns Day
St. Joseph (Feast of St. Joseph)
St. Patrick Day
St. Stephens Day
St. Wenceslas Day (Czech Statehood Day)
Start of the Armed Struggle
Statehood Day
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
Summer Bank Holiday
Summer Day
Summer Holiday or August Holiday
Swiss National Day
Tazaungmon Full Moon Day
Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)
Thaipusam or Thaipoosam Kavadi
Thanksgiving Day
Three Kings Day
Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming Festival
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
Unification Day
Union Day or Unification Day
United Nations Day
Unity Day
Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day
US Independence Day
Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Veterans Day
Victoria Day
Victory and Commemoration Day
Victory and Peace Day
Victory Day
Victory from Genocide Day
Victory of Adowa
Victory of Islamic Revolution
Victory of the Muslim Nation
Virgin of Caacupe
Visaka Bochea
Visakah Puja (Buddha Purnima)
Visakha Bucha
Washingtons Birthday
Water Festival
Water Festival (Maha Thingyan)
Wesak Full Moon Poya Day
Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday
Womens Day
Workers or Labour Day
Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement
Youth and Sports Day
Youth Day
Zanzibar Revolution Day

National Day

National DayThe National Day marks the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. The National Day will be a national holiday. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler.

Some countries have more than one National Day. For example, Pakistan has three National Days, none of which is named the "National Day".

Andorra, celebrated on 8th September.

Austria, National Day is on 26th October. The 1955 Austrian State Treaty ended the four-power occupation and recognized Austria as an independent and sovereign state.

Bahrain, got its independence on the 16th of December, 1971 under British imperialism.

Benin, celebrated on November 30th. It commemorates the establishment of a Marxist-Leninist state on the anniversary of the day in 1975 when country name was changed from Dahomey to Benin.

Bhutan, National day is celebrated on 17th of December in commemoration of the accession of Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk, the first king of Bhutan to the throne, at Punakha Dzong.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 25th, Statehood re-established in 1943 from the Independent State of Croatia.

Brunei, celebrated on 23rd February.

Cameroon, National Day is a holiday in Cameroon celebarated on 20 May.

Cape Verde, September 12th, the Republic of Cape Verde achieved independence from Portugal in 1975.

China, The National Day of the People's Republic of China, is celebrated every year on October 1. It is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China. It is celebrated throughout China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Cyprus, Greek Cypriot National Day is celebrated on 1st April. It remembers the day in 28th October 1940 when the Greek General Ioannis Metaxas answered a defiant "ochi"('no' in Greek) to Italy's request to cross the country. So it is called as Ochi Day.

In France, National Day is 14 July and is known as the Bastille Day. It is widely celebrated and the French Tricolour is much in evidence, while the President of the Republic attends a military parade of Paris.

Gibraltar, On 10th September every year, this video shows how the Gibraltarians celebrate their independence from Spain.

Greenland, on 21st June is a national holiday. It was introduced in 1983 as one of the Home Rule's traditions.

Guinea Bissau, celebrated on 24th September.

Hungary, March 15th, memorial day of the 1848 Revolution.

Iraq, 14th July, commemorating the 1958 revolution.

In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day, 17 March, has been the National Day.

Kuwait, On the 25th of February each year, Kuwaitis celebrates their national day.

Libya, celebrated on 1st September.

Luxembourg, celebrated on 23rd June.

Malaysia, Hari Merdeka is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule, celebrated on August 31.

Maldives, celebrates on 27th April.

Mauritius, On March 12, 1968 Mauritius gains independence from Britain.

Mayotte, taking of the Bastille, 14 July 1789.

Monaco, celebrated on 19th November.

Myanmar, celebrated on 22nd November.

Netherlands Antilles, celebrated on 30th April.

Qatar, December 18th, National Day in commemoration of the historic day in 1878 when Shaikh Jassim, the founder of the State of Qatar, succeeded his father, Shaikh Muhammad Bin Thani, as the ruler and led the country toward unity.

Romania, celebrated on 1st December.

Saint Lucia, celebrates on 13th December.

Saudi Arabia, National Day in Saudi Arabia is September 23, marking the unification of the country by King Abdul Aziz in 1932.

Seychelles, celebrated on 18th June.

Singapore, celebrates on 9th August from 1966.

Sri Lanka, celebrated on February 4th, from 1948.

Sweden, National Day of Sweden, or the Swedish Flag's Day is observed in Sweden on June 6 every year. The day was made into a national day by the Riksdag in 1983.

Switzerland, the Swiss National Day is 1 August. It is inspired by the mention of "early August" in the Federal Charter of 1291. It was first celebrated in Berne in 1891.

Spain's National Day is held on 12 October.

Taiwan, Double Ten Day is the national day of the Republic of China and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China.

United Arab Emirates(UAE), celebrated on 2nd December.

In the United States, National Day is 4th July, celebrated with parades, fireworks, picnics and barbecues.

Vietnam, celebrates on 2nd September.

Wallis and Futuna, celebrated on 14th July.

Yemen, celebrates on 14th October.

Most countries have a fixed date National Day, but some have movable dates. In Jamaica, which up to 1997 celebrated its National Day on the first Monday in August. This commemorated independence from the United Kingdom which was attained on Monday, 6 August 1962, the first Monday in August of that year. Next is Thailand which celebrates the birthday of the king on 5 December.

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