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list of national days in 2015

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Africa
2015 August 1BeninIndependence Day
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2015 August 1Somalia (Puntland)Autonomy Day*
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2015 August 3NigerIndependence Day*
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2015 August 5Burkina FasoIndependence Day
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2015 August 8Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)Republic Day
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2015 August 11ChadIndependence Day*
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2015 August 13Central African RepIndependence Day*
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2015 August 15Congo (Brazzaville)National Day*
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2015 August 16GabonIndependence Day*
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2015 August 17GabonIndependence Day*
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2015 September 22MaliIndependence Day*
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2015 September 24Guinea-BissauIndependence Day*
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2015 September 30BotswanaBotswana Day*
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Asia
2015 August 9SingaporeNational Day*
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2015 August 14PakistanIndependence Day*
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2015 August 15South Korea (Republic of)Liberation Day*
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2015 August 15IndiaIndependence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Andhra Pradesh)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Assam)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Bihar)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Chandigarh)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Goa)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Gujarat)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Kerala)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Madhya Pradesh)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Maharashtra)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Punjab)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Rajasthan)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Tamil Nadu)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Uttar Pradesh)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (West Bengal)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Manipur)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Himachal Pradesh)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Delhi)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Haryana)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Karnataka)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Orissa)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Jammu & Kashmir)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Puducherry)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Nagaland)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Tripura)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Meghalaya)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Arunachal Pradesh)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Andaman & Nicobar Island)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Uttarakhand)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Jharkhand)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Chhattishgath)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Sikkim)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Mizoram)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Daman & Diu)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Dadra & Nagar Haveli)Independence Day*
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2015 August 15India (Telangana)Independence Day*
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2015 August 17IndonesiaIndependence Day*
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2015 August 17Indonesia (Bali)Independence Day*
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2015 August 18AfghanistanIndependence Day*
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2015 August 26South OssetiaIndependence Day*
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2015 August 31MalaysiaMerdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Labuan)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Johor)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Kedah)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Kelantan)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Malacca)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (N. Sembilan)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Pahang)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Perak)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Perlis)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Penang)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Sabah)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Sarawak)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Selangor)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Terengganu)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)*
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2015 August 31KyrgyzstanIndependence Day
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2015 September 1UzbekistanIndependence Day*
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2015 September 2VietNamNational Day*
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2015 September 9TajikistanIndependence Day*
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2015 September 21ArmeniaIndependence Day*
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2015 September 23Saudi ArabiaNational Day*
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2015 September 30AbkhaziaIndependence Day*
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Central America
2015 August 6JamaicaIndependence Day*
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2015 August 31Trinidad and TobagoIndependence Day*
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2015 September 6BonaireBonaire Day
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2015 September 15El SalvadorIndependence Day*
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2015 September 15Costa RicaIndependence Day*
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2015 September 15GuatemalaIndependence Day*
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2015 September 15HondurasIndependence Day*
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2015 September 15NicaraguaIndependence Day*
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2015 September 19Saint Kitts & NevisIndependence Day*
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2015 September 21BelizeIndependence Day*
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Europe
2015 August 1SwitzerlandConfederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Bern)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Zürich)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Aargau)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Appenzell Outer Rhodes)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Appenzell Inner Rhodes)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Basel)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Fribourg)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Geneva)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Glarus)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Graubünden)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Jura)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Neuchâtel)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Nidwalden)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Obwalden)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (St. Gallen)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Schwyz)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Solothurn)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Thurgau)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Ticino)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Uri)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Valais)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Vaud)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Zug)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Luzern)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Schaffhouse)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Obwalden - Engelberg)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 1Switzerland (Basel-Land)Confederation Day*
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2015 August 15LiechtensteinAssumption
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2015 August 24UkraineIndependence Day*
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2015 August 27Moldova (Republic of)National Day*
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2015 September 3San MarinoAnniversary of the foundation of the Republic*
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2015 September 5GibraltarGibraltar Day
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2015 September 8AndorraNational Day*
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2015 September 11Spain (Catalonia)La Diada*
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2015 September 21MaltaIndependence Day*
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NorthAmerica
2015 August 19United States of America (Hawaii)Statehood Day
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2015 September 16MexicoIndependence Day
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SouthAmerica
2015 August 6BoliviaIndependence Day*
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2015 August 12EcuadorIndependence Day*
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2015 August 25UruguayIndependence Day*
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2015 September 7BrazilIndependence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Rio)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Sao Paulo)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Amazonas)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Cearà)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Bahia)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Parà)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (DF)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Rio G. do Sul)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Paraná)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Rondônia)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Minas Gerais)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Piauí)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Mato Grosso)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Sergipe)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Goiás)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Alagoas)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Santa Catarina)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Paraíba)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Rio Grande do Norte)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Maranhão)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Acre)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Amapá)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Espírito Santo)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Roraima)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Tocantins)Independence Day**
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2015 September 7Brazil (Pernambuco)Independence Day**
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2015 September 18ChileIndependence Day*
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SouthPacific
2015 August 1VanuatuIndependence Day*
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2015 August 4Cook IslandsConstitution Day*
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2015 September 16Papua New GuineaIndependence Day*
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2015 September 30PalauIndependence Day*
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Independence Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday :


Autonomy Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Since 1998


Independence Day -
Thursday August 3, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1960


Independence Day -
Saturday August 5, 2017

Secular holiday :


Republic Day -
Monday August 8, 2016

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Thursday August 11, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1960


Independence Day -
Sunday August 13, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1960


National Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrates independence from France in 1960. A 3-day holiday period known as Les Trois Glorieuses .


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 16, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrates independence from France in 1960. A 3-day holiday.


Independence Day -
Thursday August 17, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrates independence from France in 1960. A 3-day holiday.


Independence Day -
Thursday September 22, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1960


Independence Day -
Saturday September 24, 2016

Secular holiday : Proclaimed in 1973. The Republic of Guinea-Bissau was formally recognized by Portugal in 1974


Botswana Day -
Friday September 30, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1966


National Day -
Tuesday August 9, 2016

Secular holiday : Celebrates anniversary of independence from Malaysia in 1965.


Independence Day -
Monday August 14, 2017

Secular holiday : Pakistan was formed on August 14, 1947 with two parts in the eastern and northwestern regions of South Asia, separated by Hindu-majority India. Wikipedia


Liberation Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrates the liberation from Japanese rule (1945)


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Independence Day -
Thursday August 17, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the Netherlands in 1945. Actual independence was implemented in 1949.


Independence Day -
Thursday August 17, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the Netherlands in 1945. Actual independence was implemented in 1949.


Independence Day -
Thursday August 18, 2016

Secular holiday : Commemorates the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919 which granted independence from Britain. The day was celebrated until 1992, when mujahedeen overthrew the former communist regime. The Taliban restored the celebration in 1996.


Independence Day -
Saturday August 26, 2017

Secular holiday : From 2008 onwards


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Merdeka Day (Freedom Day) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Thursday September 1, 2016

Secular holiday : Declared on 31 August,1991.


National Day -
Friday September 2, 2016

Secular holiday : President Ho Chi Minh declared freedom for Vietnam (initially referring to the surrender of Japan in 1945


Independence Day -
Friday September 9, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1924 Tajikistan became an autonomous republic within the new Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, and in 1929 the country became a full-fledged Soviet republic. In the late 1980s, the openness of the Soviet regime of Mikhail S. Gorbachev stimulated a nationalist movement in Tajikistan, and Tajik leaders declared independence on September 9, 1991, when the dissolution of the Soviet Union became obvious. Wikipedia


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 21, 2016

Secular holiday : On 21 September, 1991 a referendum called for secession from the Soviet Union. Independence was restored to the Republic of Armenia after 70 years of sovietization.


National Day -
Friday September 23, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1747 the ruler of the central Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad Bin Saud, formed an alliance with Muslim scholar Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahab, which led to the founding of the modern state. The Al-Saud family ruled throughout the XIX century. In 1902, Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud recaptured Riyadh from the Al-Rashid and united the numerous tribes into one nation. The foundation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place on September 23, 1932. http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~aa391787/saudi_history.html


Independence Day -
Friday September 30, 2016

Secular holiday : As the Soviet Union began to disintegrate towards the end of the 1980s, ethnic tensions grew between Abkhaz and Georgians over Georgia's moves towards independence. This led to the 1992–1993 War in Abkhazia that resulted in a Georgian military defeat, de facto independence.


Independence Day -
Saturday August 6, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1962


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1962


Bonaire Day -
Tuesday September 6, 2016

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Thursday September 15, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1821


Independence Day -
Thursday September 15, 2016

Secular holiday : Spain granted the independence in 1821.


Independence Day -
Thursday September 15, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1821


Independence Day -
Thursday September 15, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1821


Independence Day -
Thursday September 15, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1821


Independence Day -
Monday September 19, 2016

Secular holiday : St. Kitts and Nevis were part of the colony of the Leeward Islands from 1871-1956, and of the West Indies Federation from 1958-62. In 1967, together with Anguilla, they became a self-governing state in association with Great Britain; Anguilla seceded late that year and remains a British dependency. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis attained full independence on September 19, 1983. http://www.historyofnations.net/northamerica/stkitts.html


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 21, 2016

Secular holiday : British Honduras became Belize after the independence was granted by the UK in 1981


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Confederation Day -
Tuesday August 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Instaured at the end of the XIX century. The date refers to an agreement made at the beginning of August 1291 between Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden. Traditional observance includes bonfires on the the mountains and celebrations in the communities, occasions for patriotic speeches. Modern observance, fostered by the Tourist offices, include fireworks.


Assumption -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 24, 2016

Secular holiday : From the Soviet Union in 1991


National Day -
Saturday August 27, 2016

Secular holiday : Independence was obtained from the USSR on August 27th, 1991


Anniversary of the foundation of the Republic -
Saturday September 3, 2016

Secular holiday : San Marino was founded on 3 September, 301 AD when a Christian stonemason named Marinus the Dalmatian fled to escape the anti-Christian Roman Emperor Diocletian. Marinus hid on the peak of Mount Titano and founded a small community of people following their Christian beliefs. In memory of the stonecutter, the land was renamed Land of San Marino and was finally changed to its present-day name, Republic of San Marino. http://www.hrd1.org/sm/index.shtml


Gibraltar Day -
Monday September 5, 2016

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National Day -
Thursday September 8, 2016

Secular holiday : In tribute to Notre Dame de Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra, whose sanctuary is located on the left bank of Valira river, between Canillo and Encamp.


La Diada -
Sunday September 11, 2016

Secular holiday : On September 11th 1714, Felipe V annulled Barcelona's laws and institutions and took action against the Catalan tongue and culture. La Diada refers to the nationalist feelings in Catalonia.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 21, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1964


Statehood Day -
Friday August 19, 2016

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Friday September 16, 2016

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Saturday August 6, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1825


Independence Day -
Friday August 12, 2016

Secular holiday : Celebrates the first uprising against Spanish rule in 1809


Independence Day -
Friday August 25, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by Brazil in 1825


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 7, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Independence Day -
Sunday September 18, 2016

Secular holiday : Celebrates the first demands for independence in 1810


Independence Day -
Monday August 1, 2016

Secular holiday : In 1980, after the brief Coconut War , the Republic of Vanuatu was created.


Constitution Day -
Thursday August 4, 2016

Secular holiday : Marks the culminating point of two weeks of festivities


Independence Day -
Friday September 16, 2016

Secular holiday : Granted by Australia in 1975


Independence Day -
Friday September 30, 2016

Secular holiday : After three decades as part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific under United States administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Association with the US was ratified in 1993. Implemented on independence (1 October, 1994). www.bartleby.com