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July 8th, 2018
List of National Days


National Day typically refers to a certain date that has been designated to celebrate the true essence or nationhood of a country or nation. It could also be a date that has been specially marked in order to celebrate some significant occasion such as the date the nation gained her independence, the birth anniversary of an important national leader, the date the nation was declared a republic or a date that holds special significance with regard to a ruler or a patron saint, just to name a few of the possible origins of these days.

Certain countries have more than one National Day to celebrate and most of the time, they are declared as public holidays. Each country celebrates their National Days with pride and enthusiasm and they do so in their own unique style. The 4th of July, which marks the Independence of the United States of America, is celebrated fervently by participating in the fireworks, organizing picnics, barbecues and parades. August 15th, the Independence Day of India, is celebrated by hoisting the national flag and saluting her with honor and pride. These are only a few instances and there are very many more.

Let us now take a look at some of the important National Days celebrated in the world.

List of Some National Days
COUNTRY NATIONAL DAY DATE ORIGIN
Australia Australia Day January 26 date when the first European settlement of Australia, Sydney, was founded in 1788
Argentina Independence Day July 9 Declaration of Independence in 1816 from Spain
Albania Independence Day November 28 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman rule in 1912
Aruba (The Netherlands) Flag Day March 18 Celebrating country autonomous status within the Netherlands in 1948
Bahamas Independence Day July 10 Celebrating Independence won from the United Kingdom in 1973
Balochistan (Pakistan) Independence Day August 11 Commemorating Independence from India in 1947
Bangladesh Independence Day March 26 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Pakistan in 1971
Bermuda Bermuda Day May 24 Day specially marked to celebrate the culture and heritage of the islands
Brittany Feast Day May 19 Celebrating the Feast Day of the patron saint of Brittany, Ivo of Kermartin
Bolivia Independence Day August 6 Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1825
Cuba Liberation Day January 1 Fidel Castro took over in 1959 and Spanish rule ended since 1899
People’s Republic of China National Day October 1 Commemorating the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949
Canada Canada Day July 1 Celebrating Canada as a confederation of four provinces in 1867
Croatia Statehood Day June 25 Commemorating the Declaration of Independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
Dominican Republic Independence Day February 27 Commemorating the Independence won from Haiti in 1844
Dominican Republic Restoration Day August 16 Commemorating the Independence won from Spain in 1865
Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day June 30 Celebrating the Independence won from Belgium in 1960
England (United Kingdom) St. George’s Day April 23 Celebrated in honor of the patron saint
Egypt Revolution Day July 23 In memory of the revolution of 1952
Egypt Armed Forces Day October 6 In memory of the beginning of the October War of 1973
East Timor Independence Day May 20 Commemorating the Independence won from Indonesia in 2002
Fiji Fiji Day October 10 Celebrating the Independence won from United Kingdom in 1970
Germany Germany Unity Day October 3 Commemorating the unification of West and East Germany in 1990
Haiti Independence Day January 1 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from France in 1804
India Independence Day August 15 Declaration of India as an Independent country in 1947 from British Colonial rule
India Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 2 Remembering the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi
Iran Beginning of New Year March 20 Celebrating Nowruz, the beginning of the new Iranian Year
Ireland St. Patrick Day March 17 Commemorating the memory of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick
Japan National Foundation Day February 11 Commemorating the crowning of the first emperor, Jimmu in 660 B.C
Jordon Independence Day May 25 Commemorating the Independence won from the United Kingdom in 1946
Kenya Independence Day December 12 Commemorating the Independence won from the United Kingdom in 1963
Kenya Republic Day / Jamhuri Day December 12 Commemorating the Declaration of Kenya as a Republic in 1964
Kuwait Liberation Day February 26 Commemorating the Declaration of Independence from Iraq in 1991
Morocco Independence Day March 2 Commemorating the Independence won from France in 1956
Mexico Grito de Dolores September 16 Commemorating the Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1810
The Netherlands Liberation Day May 5 Celebrating the Declaration on Independence from Nazi Germany in 1945
Nicaragua Independence Day September 15 Commemorating the Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1821
Pakistan Independence Day August 14 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from British Rule in 1947
Pakistan Republic Day March 23 Celebrating the day when the Islamic Republic was established in 1956
Panama Separation Day November 3 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Columbia in 1903
Qatar Official National Day December 18 Commemorating the assumption of power by Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed al-Thani in 1878
Rwanda Independence Day July 1 Commemorating the Independence won from Belgium in 1962
Scotland St. Andrew’s Day November 30 Commemorating the patron Saint of Scotland
Sierra Leone Republic Day April 27 Celebrating the Independence won from the United Kingdom in 1961
Singapore National Day August 9 Celebrating the separation from Malaysia in 1965
Slovenia Statehood Day June 25 Celebrating the day when Slovenia was declared independent from Yugoslavia in 1991
South Africa First Democratic Election April 27 Commemorating the day when South Africa had their first democratic general election in 1994
Tunisia Independence Day March 20 Celebrating the day when Tunisia was declared independent from France in 1956
Thailand Birth Anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej December 5 Day set aside to mark the celebration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday
United Arab Emirates National Day December 2 Commemorating the formation of the united federation of the seven emirates and gaining of Independence from United Kingdom in 1971
United States Independence Day July 4 Celebrating the Independence won from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776
Uganda Independence Day October 9 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
Vatican City Inauguration of the 265th Pope April 24 Commemorating the Inauguration of the 265th Pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 2005
Venezuela Independence Day July 5 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1811
Vietnam National Day September 2 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Japan and France in 1945
Wales St. David’s Day March 1 Commemorating the Patron Saint, David
Zambia Independence Day October 24 Celebrating the Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom in 1964

It is interesting to note that unlike so many of the above listed countries and many more, Denmark is perhaps the only country which does not have a specific National Day to celebrate. So, be it the celebration of nationhood, the birth of a national leader or a patron saint, every country has her own unique style of celebrating this special day.

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2 thoughts on “List of National Days

  1. We dont celebrate National Costitution Day on 29 August in Slovakia and it has nothing to do with becoming independent from the Czech Republic.

  2. Botswana 30 September Independence Day
    Malawi 6 July Independence Day
    Namibia 21 March Independence Day
    Zimbabwe 18 April Independence Day