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Calendar of national days around the world during the current 2 months in 2017






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Africa
2017 February 19linkGambiaIndependence Day**
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2017 March 6linkGhanaIndependence Day*
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2017 March 12linkMauritiusNational Day*
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2017 March 20linkTunisiaIndependence Day*
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2017 March 21linkNamibiaIndependence Day
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Asia
2017 February 4linkSri LankaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 5linkSri LankaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 11linkJapanFounding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)**
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2017 February 12linkJapanFounding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)**
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2017 February 23linkBrunei DarussalamIndependence Day (Darussalam)*
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2017 February 25linkKuwaitNational Day*
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2017 March 8linkSyrian Arab RepublicRevolution's Day*
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2017 March 26linkBangladeshIndependence Day**
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Central America
2017 February 7linkGrenadaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 27linkDominican RepublicIndependence Day*
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2017 March 14linkSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesHeroes Day*
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2017 March 17linkMontserratSt Patrick's Day**
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2017 March 18linkArubaNational Anthem & Flag Day**
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Europe
2017 February 6linkSápmi (Lapland)National Day*
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2017 February 15linkSerbiaSerbia National Day*
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2017 February 16linkLithuaniaIndependence Day*
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2017 February 16linkSerbiaSerbia National Day
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2017 February 17linkKosovoIndependence Day**
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2017 February 19linkKosovoIndependence Day**
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2017 February 24linkEstoniaIndependence Day**
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2017 March 5linkBulgariaLiberation Day**
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2017 March 11linkCrimeaRepublic Day*
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2017 March 17linkIrelandSt Patrick's Day**
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2017 March 25linkGreeceIndependence Day**
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SouthAmerica
2017 February 23linkGuyanaRepublic Day*
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SouthPacific
2017 February 6linkNew Zealand (Aotearoa)Waitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2017 February 6linkNiueWaitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2017 February 6linkTokelauWaitangi (New Zealand Day)*
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2017 March 6linkNorfolk IslandFoundation Day*
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Independence Day -
Monday February 19, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Tuesday March 6, 2018

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1957


National Day -
Monday March 12, 2018

Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1968


Independence Day -
Tuesday March 20, 2018

Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1956


Independence Day -
Wednesday March 21, 2018

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Sunday February 4, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Monday February 5, 2018

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) -
Sunday February 11, 2018

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


Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi) -
Monday February 12, 2018

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) -
Friday February 23, 2018

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


National Day -
Sunday February 25, 2018

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


Revolution's Day -
Thursday March 8, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Monday March 26, 2018

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 -
Wednesday February 7, 2018

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1974


Independence Day -
Tuesday February 27, 2018

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


Heroes Day -
Wednesday March 14, 2018

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 -
Saturday March 17, 2018

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


National Anthem & Flag Day -
Sunday March 18, 2018

Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


National Day -
Wednesday February 6, 2019

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 -
Thursday February 15, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Friday February 16, 2018

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 -
Friday February 16, 2018

Secular holiday :


Independence Day -
Saturday February 17, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Monday February 19, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Saturday February 24, 2018

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 -
Monday March 5, 2018

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 -
Sunday March 11, 2018

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 -
Saturday March 17, 2018

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 -
Sunday March 25, 2018

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


Republic Day -
Friday February 23, 2018

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


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Tuesday February 6, 2018

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


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Tuesday February 6, 2018

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


Waitangi (New Zealand Day) -
Tuesday February 6, 2018

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


Foundation Day -
Tuesday March 6, 2018

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