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Calendar of national days around the world during the current 2 months in 2020






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Africa
2020 February 18linkGambiaIndependence Day**
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2020 March 6linkGhanaIndependence Day*
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2020 March 12linkMauritiusNational Day*
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2020 March 20linkTunisiaIndependence Day*
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2020 March 21linkNamibiaIndependence Day
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2020 April 3linkGuineaAnniversary of the Second Republic*
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2020 April 4linkSenegalIndependence Day*
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2020 April 18linkZimbabweIndependence Day*
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2020 April 25linkEswatiniNational Flag's Day
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2020 April 27linkSierra LeoneConstitution Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth AfricaFreedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Western Cape)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Eastern Cape)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Northern Cape)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Kwazulu)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Natal)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Gauteng)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Mpumalanga)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (North West)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Limpopo)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkSouth Africa (Free State)Freedom Day*
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2020 April 27linkTogoIndependence Day*
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2020 May 16linkSouth SudanSPLA Day*
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2020 May 20linkCameroonNational Holiday**
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2020 May 24linkEritreaIndependence Day*
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2020 May 28linkEthiopiaEnd of the Military Regime**
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Asia
2020 February 4linkSri LankaIndependence Day*
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2020 February 11linkJapanFounding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)**
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2020 February 23linkBrunei DarussalamIndependence Day (Darussalam)*
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2020 February 23linkBrunei DarussalamIndependence Day (Darussalam)*
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2020 February 24linkBrunei DarussalamIndependence Day (Darussalam)*
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2020 February 25linkKuwaitNational Day*
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2020 March 8linkSyrian Arab RepublicRevolution's Day*
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2020 March 26linkBangladeshIndependence Day**
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2020 March 31linkIran (Islamic Republic of)Islamic Republic Day*
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2020 April 29linkIsraelIndependence Day (banks are closed)
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2020 May 20linkTimor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)Independence Day**
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2020 May 25linkJordanIndependence Day*
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2020 May 26linkAbkhaziaIndependence Day**
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2020 May 26linkSouth OssetiaIndependence Day**
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2020 May 26linkGeorgiaIndependence Day**
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2020 May 28linkAzerbaijanProclamation of the First Democratic Republic*
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Central America
2020 February 7linkGrenadaIndependence Day*
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2020 February 27linkDominican RepublicIndependence Day*
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2020 March 14linkSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesHeroes Day*
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2020 March 18linkArubaNational Anthem & Flag Day**
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2020 May 25linkTurks & Caicos (Islands)National Heroes Day*
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2020 May 29linkBermudaBermuda Day*
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2020 May 30linkAnguillaAnguilla Day*
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Europe
2020 February 6linkSápmi (Lapland)National Day*
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2020 February 15linkSerbiaSerbia National Day*
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2020 February 16linkLithuaniaIndependence Day*
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2020 February 17linkKosovoIndependence Day**
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2020 February 17linkSerbiaSerbia National Day*
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2020 February 24linkEstoniaIndependence Day**
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2020 March 3linkBulgariaLiberation Day**
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2020 March 11linkCrimeaRepublic Day*
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2020 March 17linkIrelandSt Patrick's Day**
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2020 March 25linkGreeceIndependence Day**
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2020 April 8linkGypsies, RomNation's Day*
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2020 May 8linkSlovakiaLiberation of the Republic*
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2020 May 11linkJerseyLiberation Day*
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2020 May 11linkGuernsey (Channel Islands)Liberation Day*
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2020 May 17linkNorwayConstitution Day*
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2020 May 17linkNorway (Svalbard)Constitution Day*
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2020 May 21linkMontenegroIndependence Day*
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2020 May 22linkMontenegroIndependence Day*
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SouthAmerica
2020 February 24linkGuyanaRepublic Day*
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2020 April 26linkSouth GeorgiaLiberation Day*
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2020 May 14linkParaguayIndependence Day*
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SouthPacific
2020 February 6linkNew Zealand (Aotearoa)Waitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2020 February 6linkNiueWaitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2020 February 6linkTokelauWaitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2020 March 6linkNorfolk IslandFoundation Day*
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2020 April 6linkCocos Islands (Keeling)Act of Self-Determination
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2020 May 1linkMarshall IslandsConstitution Day*
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Independence Day -
Tuesday February 18, 2020

Secular holiday : Independence from the UK in 1965. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Friday March 6, 2020

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1957


National Day -
Thursday March 12, 2020

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1968


Independence Day -
Friday March 20, 2020

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1956


Independence Day -
Saturday March 21, 2020

Secular holiday :


Anniversary of the Second Republic -
Friday April 3, 2020

Secular holiday : On 3 April 1984, colonel Lansana Conté led a coup without bloodshed which leads to the seizure of power by the army following the disappearance of Sékou Touré, the president of the first Republic.


Independence Day -
Saturday April 4, 2020

Secular holiday : Granted by France in 1960


Independence Day -
Saturday April 18, 2020

Secular holiday : On this day in 1980, Southern-Rhodesia gained independence from the British, changing the name into Zimbabwe (based on a Shona term for Great Zimbabwe , an ancient ruined city in the country's south-east the remains of which are now a protected site). · The day marked the end of racial segregation. · In the ninety year span that Zimbabwe was a colony, it was administered by the British South African Company (BSAC) under the name Rhodesia and the Responsible Government under the name Southern Rhodesia. Both administrative systems were under the British monarchy. · In 1965, Zimbabwe became autonomous and was led by a white segregationist government after Ian Smith made a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from Britain. This was after the British government had made majority rule a condition for the independence of Rhodesia from Britain. · Smith followed the UDI by declaring Rhodesia a Republic, which however, did not have international recognition. · From June 1979, the Republic of Southern Rhodesia was replaced by Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. Lacking international recognition, after about three months, the country was taken back into the hands of Britain, as per the Lancaster House Agreement which was meant to facilitate transition. · The country once again became a British colony known as Southern Rhodesia. · In the April 1980 elections, Robert Mugabe, head of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) won the majority and became the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.


National Flag's Day -
Saturday April 25, 2020

Secular holiday :


Constitution Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Sierra Leone became independent in 1961


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Freedom Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.


Independence Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Granted by France in 1960


SPLA Day -
Saturday May 16, 2020

Secular holiday : Anniversary of the founding of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)


National Holiday -
Wednesday May 20, 2020

Secular holiday : Constitution ratified in 1972 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Sunday May 24, 2020

Secular holiday : When Emperor Haile Selassie unilaterally dissolved the Eritrean parliament and annexed the country in 1962, the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) waged an armed struggle for independence. The ensuing Eritrean War for Independence went on for 30 years against successive Ethiopian governments until 1991, when the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF), a successor of the ELF, defeated the Ethiopian forces in Eritrea and helped a coalition of Ethiopian rebel forces take control of the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa. Following a referendum Eritrea declared its independence and gained international recognition in 1993.


End of the Military Regime -
Thursday May 28, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the end of the communist junta in 1991. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Tuesday February 4, 2020

Secular holiday : Celebrating the anniversary of independence from Britain in 1948 not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi) -
Tuesday February 11, 2020

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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day (Darussalam) -
Sunday February 23, 2020

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


Independence Day (Darussalam) -
Sunday February 23, 2020

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


Independence Day (Darussalam) -
Monday February 24, 2020

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


National Day -
Tuesday February 25, 2020

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


Revolution's Day -
Sunday March 8, 2020

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


Independence Day -
Thursday March 26, 2020

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.


Islamic Republic Day -
Tuesday March 31, 2020

Secular holiday : On April 1, 1979, after a landslide victory in a national referendum in which only one choice was offered (Islamic Republic: Yes or No), Ayatollah Khomeini declared an Islamic republic with a new Constitution reflecting his ideals of Islamic government. Ayatollah Khomeini became supreme spiritual leader (Valy-e-Faqih) of Iran.


Independence Day (banks are closed) -
Wednesday April 29, 2020

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Wednesday May 20, 2020

Secular holiday : East Timor was colonised by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until November 1975, when the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) declared the territory's independence. Nine days later, it was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and was declared Indonesia's 27th province the following year. The Indonesian occupation of East Timor was characterised by a highly violent decades-long conflict between separatist groups (especially FRETILIN) and the Indonesian military. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory. East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on 20 May 2002 Not a paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday [Wikipedia]


Independence Day -
Monday May 25, 2020

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1946


Independence Day -
Tuesday May 26, 2020

Secular holiday : On May 26, 1918 the National Council of Georgia declared independence and the creation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. The statehood of Georgia was restored after 117 years of being a province of the Tsarist Russian Empire. the Soviet army, under Bolshevik ideology, liberated the Menshevik Georgia. Today, Georgia considers this declaration as Georgia's independency tradition. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Tuesday May 26, 2020

Secular holiday : On May 26, 1918 the National Council of Georgia declared independence and the creation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. The statehood of Georgia was restored after 117 years of being a province of the Tsarist Russian Empire. the Soviet army, under Bolshevik ideology, liberated the Menshevik Georgia. Today, Georgia considers this declaration as Georgia's independency tradition. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Tuesday May 26, 2020

Secular holiday : On May 26, 1918 the National Council of Georgia declared independence and the creation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. The statehood of Georgia was restored after 117 years of being a province of the Tsarist Russian Empire. the Soviet army, under Bolshevik ideology, liberated the Menshevik Georgia. Today, Georgia considers this declaration as Georgia's independency tradition. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Proclamation of the First Democratic Republic -
Thursday May 28, 2020

Secular holiday : On 28 May, 1918, after the collapse of the Russian Empire during the First World War, Azerbaijan declared independence and established the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. This first Muslim republic in the world lasted only two years,until 1920, when the Soviet Red Army liberated Azerbaijan. Wikipedia


Independence Day -
Friday February 7, 2020

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1974


Independence Day -
Thursday February 27, 2020

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


Heroes Day -
Saturday March 14, 2020

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.


National Anthem & Flag Day -
Wednesday March 18, 2020

Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


National Heroes Day -
Monday May 25, 2020

Secular holiday : National Heroes Day commemorates soldiers of Turks and Caicos.


Bermuda Day -
Friday May 29, 2020

Secular holiday : Initially Queen Victoria's birthday in 1902, then Empire's Day and Commonwealth Day


Anguilla Day -
Saturday May 30, 2020

Secular holiday : Anguilla Day commemorates the island’s independence from the associated statehood of St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, formed in February of 1967 by British Parliament. The annexed statehood had its own constitution and a considerable degree of self-government, but it held Anguilla in strenuous and continued subservience to St. Kitts. On May 30th, 1967, the people of Anguilla began a revolution marching on the Police Headquarters and evicting the St. Kitts police, disassociated the island from the union. [ivisitanguilla]


National Day -
Saturday February 6, 2021

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 -
Saturday February 15, 2020

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


Independence Day -
Sunday February 16, 2020

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.


Independence Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Serbia National Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

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


Independence Day -
Monday February 24, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the declaration of independence on Feb. 24, 1918 (the day before German troops invaded Tallinn) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Liberation Day -
Tuesday March 3, 2020

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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Republic Day -
Wednesday March 11, 2020

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 -
Tuesday March 17, 2020

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) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Wednesday March 25, 2020

Secular holiday : Upraise against the Ottoman rule in 1821 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Nation's Day -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the First Rom World Congress in London in 1971. Marks the beginning of the first International Roma organization and the introduction of the name Rom (instead of Gypsy), and of the Romani anthem and flag,


Liberation of the Republic -
Friday May 8, 2020

Secular holiday : Marks the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies in Berlin on May 8, 1945.


Liberation Day -
Monday May 11, 2020

Secular holiday : Marks the end of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II


Liberation Day -
Monday May 11, 2020

Secular holiday : Marks the end of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II


Constitution Day -
Sunday May 17, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the publication in 1814 of a constitution, which was not fully implemented until 1905, when Norway became free of Swedish control. in Norwegian: syttende mai (May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (Constitution Day).


Constitution Day -
Sunday May 17, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the publication in 1814 of a constitution, which was not fully implemented until 1905, when Norway became free of Swedish control. in Norwegian: syttende mai (May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (Constitution Day).


Independence Day -
Thursday May 21, 2020

Secular holiday : Celebrates the 2006 referendum on independence. From 2007 onwards.


Independence Day -
Friday May 22, 2020

Secular holiday : Celebrates the 2006 referendum on independence. From 2007 onwards.


Republic Day -
Monday February 24, 2020

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


Liberation Day -
Sunday April 26, 2020

Secular holiday : By British troops who repelled Argentinian forces: On 25 April 1982 the Royal Navy damaged and captured the Argentine submarine Santa Fé at South Georgia. The Argentine garrison in Grytviken under Lieut.-Commander Luis Lagos surrendered without returning the fire, and so did on the following day the detachment in Leith Harbour commanded by Captain Alfredo Astiz. [Wikipedia]


Independence Day -
Thursday May 14, 2020

Secular holiday : The Spanish governor was overthrowned in 1811


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Thursday February 6, 2020

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


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Thursday February 6, 2020

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


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Thursday February 6, 2020

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


Foundation Day -
Friday March 6, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day on which Lt. Philip Gidley King arrived on the island in 1788, establishing the very first European settlement there. He left Post Jackson earlier that year on the Supply along with 22 people, 15 of whom were convicts


Act of Self-Determination -
Monday April 6, 2020

Secular holiday :


Constitution Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

Secular holiday : In 1979, the USA recognized the constitution of the Marshall Islands and the establishment of the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.