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list of national days in 2017

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Africa
2017 February 20GambiaIndependence Day*
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2017 March 6GhanaIndependence Day*
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2017 March 12MauritiusNational Day*
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2017 March 20TunisiaIndependence Day*
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2017 March 21NamibiaIndependence Day
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Asia
2017 February 4Sri LankaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 11JapanFounding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)*
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2017 February 23Brunei DarussalamIndependence Day (Darussalam)*
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2017 February 25KuwaitNational Day*
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2017 March 8Syrian Arab RepublicRevolution's Day*
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2017 March 26BangladeshIndependence Day**
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Central America
2017 February 7GrenadaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 27Dominican RepublicIndependence Day*
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2017 March 14Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesHeroes Day*
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2017 March 17MontserratSt Patrick's Day*
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2017 March 18ArubaNational Anthem & Flag Day
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Europe
2017 February 6Sápmi (Lapland)National Day*
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2017 February 15SerbiaSerbia National Day*
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2017 February 16LithuaniaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 16SerbiaSerbia National Day
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2017 February 17KosovoIndependence Day
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2017 February 24EstoniaIndependence Day*
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2017 March 3BulgariaLiberation Day*
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2017 March 11CrimeaRepublic Day*
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2017 March 17IrelandSt Patrick's Day*
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2017 March 25GreeceIndependence Day*
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SouthAmerica
2017 February 23GuyanaRepublic Day*
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SouthPacific
2017 February 6New Zealand (Aotearoa)Waitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2017 February 6NiueWaitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2017 February 6TokelauWaitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2017 March 6Norfolk IslandFoundation Day
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Independence Day -
Monday February 20, 2017

Secular holiday : Independence from the UK in 1965.


Independence Day -
Monday March 6, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1957


National Day -
Sunday March 12, 2017

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1968


Independence Day -
Monday March 20, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1956


Independence Day -
Tuesday March 21, 2017

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Saturday February 4, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrating the anniversary of independence from Britain in 1948


Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi) -
Saturday February 11, 2017

Secular holiday : A national holiday that commemorates Japan's founding by the first emperor in 660 BC. This holiday was originally established as Empire Day in 1872, discontinued after World War II, then revived in its present form in 1966.


Independence Day (Darussalam) -
Thursday February 23, 2017

Secular holiday : Obtained from the United Kingdom on Jan. 1, 1984


National Day -
Saturday February 25, 2017

Secular holiday : In tribute to Sheik Abdallah Al-Salim al-Sabah


Revolution's Day -
Wednesday March 8, 2017

Secular holiday : Anniversary of the National Council of Revolution's assumption of power in 1963


Independence Day -
Sunday March 26, 2017

Secular holiday : In 1970, East Pakistan's leading political party, the Awami League, won the elections. Its leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was to become the next Prime Minister, but the President of Pakistan refused. Mujib declared independence for the People's Republic of Bangladesh on March 26, 1971. A nine-month civil war ensued.


Independence Day -
Tuesday February 7, 2017

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1974


Independence Day -
Monday February 27, 2017

Secular holiday : This date marks the end of Carnival, which has lasted during all of February.


Heroes Day -
Tuesday March 14, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrates paramount Carib Chief, Joseph Chatoyer, the country's sole official national hero, to prevent the Europeans from colonizing St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in the 18th century.


St Patrick's Day -
Friday March 17, 2017

Secular holiday : He was born in Britain and was captured by Celts and taken to Ireland as a slave. When fifteen, he escaped and made his way back to Britain. Later he became trained as a monk, and returned to Ireland. Mainly thanks to Patrick's influence, Ireland had an age of literacy while the rest of Europe plummeted into the Dark Ages. (shagtown.com)


National Anthem & Flag Day -
Saturday March 18, 2017

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National Day -
Tuesday February 6, 2018

Secular holiday : The Sami are an Arctic indigenous people living in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. They are considered to have been living in the Sami settlement area - Sapmi - as far back in time as source material can tell us, which stretches from the Kola Peninsula in northeast Russia to Engerdal in eastern Norway and Idre in southern Sweden. It is estimated that about 60-70 000 Sami live in these areas today, whereas approximately 40 000 live in Norway, 20 000 in Sweden, 7500 in Finland and 2000 in Russia. [www.norveska.org.rs]


Serbia National Day -
Wednesday February 15, 2017

Secular holiday : Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first Serbian Constitution in 1835


Independence Day -
Thursday February 16, 2017

Secular holiday : Anniversary of Lithuania's declaration of independence in 1918. However, it became a republic of the USSR in 1940, after a secret treaty between Stalin and Hitler. The country regained independence in 1990.


Serbia National Day -
Thursday February 16, 2017

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Friday February 17, 2017

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Independence Day -
Saturday February 24, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the declaration of independence on Feb. 24, 1918 (the day before German troops invaded Tallinn)


Liberation Day -
Friday March 3, 2017

Secular holiday : Restoration of the third Bulgarian kingdom after almost 500 years of Ottoman rule. The treaty of San Stefano, signed on March 3 1878, was the milestone of this process and the day remains one of the most celebrated in Bulgaria’s history. The San Stefano treaty ended the Russo-Turkish war, which started in 1877. http://www.bse-sofia.bg/index.php?page=BSE+holidays&PHPSESSID=e64cfff68a905be4d7353fba82799ce2


Republic Day -
Saturday March 11, 2017

Secular holiday : Celebrates the referendum of 1991 when more than 80% of the residents of the peninsula voted for the re-establishment of the autonomy within the USSR, not within Ukraine.


St Patrick's Day -
Friday March 17, 2017

Secular holiday : He was born in Britain and was captured by Celts and taken to Ireland as a slave. When fifteen, he escaped and made his way back to Britain. Later he became trained as a monk, and returned to Ireland. Mainly thanks to Patrick's influence, Ireland had an age of literacy while the rest of Europe plummeted into the Dark Ages. (shagtown.com)


Independence Day -
Saturday March 25, 2017

Secular holiday : Upraise against the Ottoman rule in 1821


Republic Day -
Thursday February 23, 2017

Secular holiday : In 1970, status of sovereign democratic state within the British Commonwealth


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Monday February 6, 2017

Secular holiday : 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maoris and British government


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Monday February 6, 2017

Secular holiday : 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maoris and British government


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Monday February 6, 2017

Secular holiday : 1840 Treaty of Waitangi between Maoris and British government


Foundation Day -
Monday March 6, 2017

Secular holiday :