Holidays
1945 Victory Day
Abolition of Slavery
Africa Day
African Liberation Day
Agostinho Netos Day and National Heroes Day
All Saints or Hallows Day
All Souls Day
Ancestors Day
Anniversary of Liberation
Antillean Day
Anzac Day
Armed Forces Day
Armenian Christmas Day
Armistice Day
Army & Navy Day
Army Day
Ascension of Jesus
Ash or Clean Monday (Green or Pure Monday)
Ash Wednesday
Ashura
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Bangla New Year Day or Pohela Boishakh
Bastille Day
Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
Boqueron Battle Victory Day
Boxing Day
Buddha Birthday (Vesak)
Buddha Jayanti (Wesak)
Cambodian New Year
Canada Day
Carnival or Mardi Gras
Chaco Armistice
Childrens Day
Childrens Day (kodomo no hi)
Chinese New Year
Chinese Spring Festival
Ching Ming Festival
Christmas Day
Christmas Eve
Chung Yeung Festival
Columbus Day
Commonwealth Day
Constitution Day
Coptic (orthodox) Christmas
Coronation Day
Corpus Christi
Day of Goodwill
Day of Liberation from the French
Day of National Reconciliation
Day of National Unity
Day of Peace and Reconciliation
Day of Proclamation of the Republic
Day of Reconciliation
Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990)
Day of Revolution
Day of the Armed Struggle
Day of the dead
Day of the Martyrs
Day of the Republic
Day of Victory over Fascism
Democracy Day
Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Light)
Double Ninth Festival (Chung Yeung Festival)
Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu or Duen Ng Festival)
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Dutch National Day
Easter
Easter Monday or Dyngus Day
Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Eid ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Emancipation Day
Epiphany
Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Family Day
Farmers Day
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
First Day of Summer
Flag and University Day
Flag Day
Freedom and Democracy Day
Freedom Day
Full Moon of Kason
Full Moon of Tabaung
Full Moon of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent)
Full Moon of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent)
Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi birthday)
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi
General Prayer Day (Store Bededag)
German Unity Day
Gibraltar National Day
Good Friday (Holy or Great Friday)
Gospel Day
Greek Cypriot National Day
Greek National Day
Hari Raya Aidiladha (Hari Raya Haji)
Hari Raya Haji
Hari Raya Puasa
Heroes Day
Holy Saturday
Human Rights Day
Il Full Moon Poya Day
Immaculate Conception
India Independence Day
International Womens Day
Islamic New Year
Kayin (Karen) New Year
Kazakhstan Peoples Unity Day
Krishna Janmashtami
Kurban Ait (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Lailat al-Miraj or Isra and Miraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
Liberation Day
Liberation Day or FSLN Revolution Day
Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri (Great Night of Lord Shiva)
Martyr Day
Martyrs Day
Maundy or Holy Thursday
May Day or Workers Day
Medin Full Moon Poya Day
Memorial Day
Memorial Day(Day of Memory for Truth and Justice)
Mid Autumn or Moon Festival (Lantern or Mooncake Festival)
Midsummer Day
Midsummer Eve
Moldovan Christmas
Monaco National Day
Mothers and Childrens Day
Mothers Day
Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
Myanmar New Year
Nane Nane (Farmers Day)
National Childrens Day
National Day
National Day of Sweden
National Day of the Peoples Republic of China
National Flag & Anthem Day
National Flag Day
National Heroes Day
National Unification Day
National Unity Day
National Womens Day
National Youth Day
Nauryz Meyrami (Traditional Spring Holiday)
Navabarsha (Nepalese New Year Day)
Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Nawroz Bayram (Iranian or Persian New Year)
New Year Day
New Year Eve
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Norouz (Iranian or Persian New Year)
Nowruz (Iranian or Persian New Year)
Nuclear Victim Remembrance Day
October Holiday or Halloween
October Liberation War
October Revolution Day
Orozo Ait (end of Ramadan)
Orthodox Armenian Christmas
Orthodox Christmas
Orthodox Easter
Orthodox Easter Monday (Bright or Renewal Monday)
Orthodox Epiphany
Orthodox Good Friday
Orthodox Great Saturday
Orthodox New Year
Orthodox Pentecost
Orthodox Whit Monday
Orthodox Whit Sunday
Palm Sunday (Yew or Branch Sunday)
Patriots Victory Day
Pchum Ben or Ancestors Day
Peace Day, or Ceasefire Day, end of the Civil War
Peace Memorial Day (228 Incidenter Messacre)
Peniamina Gospel Day
Pentecost or Whit Sunday
Pi Mai (Laos New Year)
Poson Full Moon Poya Day
President Tubmans Birthday
Presidents Day
Proclamation of the Republic
Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
Queens Birthday
Queens Official Birthday
Rarotonga Gospel Day
Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas (National Democracy Day)
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day for Martyrs & Disabled
Republic Day
Resistance and Liberation Day
Restoration Day
Restoration of Independence Day
Revolution Day
Revolution Day - Peoples Uprising
Revolution of the King and the People
Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year
Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
San Marino Day and Foundation of the Republic
Saudi National Day
Seollal (Korean New Year)
Separation Day (from Colombia)
Sham el Nessim (Coptic orthodox Easter monday)
Simon Bolivar Day
Sinai Liberation Day
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
Songkran (Thai New Year)
South Korea Memorial Day
Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day
Spitak Remembrance Day
Spring Bank Holiday (Victoria Day)
Spring Holiday or June Holiday
Spring Holiday or May Holiday
St. Georges Day
St. Johns Day
St. Joseph (Feast of St. Joseph)
St. Patrick Day
St. Stephens Day
St. Wenceslas Day (Czech Statehood Day)
Start of the Armed Struggle
Statehood Day
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
Summer Bank Holiday
Summer Day
Summer Holiday or August Holiday
Swiss National Day
Tazaungmon Full Moon Day
Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)
Thaipusam or Thaipoosam Kavadi
Thanksgiving Day
Three Kings Day
Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming Festival
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
Unification Day
Union Day or Unification Day
United Nations Day
Unity Day
Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day
US Independence Day
Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Veterans Day
Victoria Day
Victory and Commemoration Day
Victory and Peace Day
Victory Day
Victory from Genocide Day
Victory of Adowa
Victory of Islamic Revolution
Victory of the Muslim Nation
Vijayadashami
Virgin of Caacupe
Visaka Bochea
Visakah Puja (Buddha Purnima)
Visakha Bucha
Waisak
Washingtons Birthday
Water Festival
Water Festival (Maha Thingyan)
Wesak Full Moon Poya Day
Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday
Womens Day
Workers or Labour Day
Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement
Youth and Sports Day
Youth Day
Zanzibar Revolution Day

Republic Day

Republic DayRepublic Day is to commemorate the day when a country became republics. It is a public holiday in several countries.

Republic Day is an occasion for renewing of the pledge and the golden words in the Constitution is highlighted. Republic Day is an out-and-out visual spectacle with no speeches.

The essence behind the celebration of Republic day is not only to celebrate secularism and democracy but its also makes us feel proud of our culture, languages, social norms, traditions, customs, religions, communitarian and the individual distinctiveness that makes up a wonderful multi-cultural country.

It is this spirit, which makes us feel proud of our country's achievements that make the celebration all the more interesting. This is the day when we come together and proudly identify ourselves, not with some particular religion or caste.

Albania:
Albania celebrates its republic day on January 11th since 1946.

Armenia and Azerbaijan:
On May 28, 1918 Armenia and Azerbaijan declared independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic. It was the first sovereign republic forming Democratic Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

Bosnia and Herzegovina:
On 9th January 1992, Bosnian Serb authorities declared creation of Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which later changed name into Republika Srpska. So, this day is considered as Republic Day.

Brazil:
On November 15, 1889 a military coup led by Field Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca overthrew Emperor Pedro II and declared Brazil a republic. It is called as Proclamation of the Republic Day.

Burkina Faso:
In December 11th 1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.

Burundi:
In Burundi, it is celebrated on 28th November.

Chad:
This day is celebrated on 28th November in Chad.

Gambia:
In Gambia, it is celebrated on April 24 since 1970.

Guyana:
In Guyana, This Day was adopted on February 23 1970. It is also known as Mashramani.

Hungary:
This day is celebrated on 23rd October in Hungary.

India:
The Republic Day was first celebrated when the Constitution of India came into existence and India formulated an establishment to rule themselves. This constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950, when India became a Republic. Therefore India celebrates this anniversary on January 26 as India's Republic Day. The day is also celebrated to honour the 'Declaration of Independence of 1930' from the British Rule.

On this day every year, a grand parade is held in the capital of India, New Delhi near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace). The different regiments of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force march past in all their finery and official decorations.

The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. The country hosts another head of state as the chief guest on this day.

Iraq:
The reinstated Hashemite monarchy lasted until 1958, when it was overthrown by a coup d'etat of the Iraqi Army, known as the 14 July Revolution.

Italy:
The Festa della Repubblica is celebrated on the 2nd June. It commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when the Italian population was called to decide what form of government to give to the country after World War II and the fall of Fascism.

Kazakhstan:
October 25, the anniversary of the adoption of the 'Declaration on State Sovereignty of Kazakh SSR' by the Kazakh legislature in 1990. It is now commemorated as Republic Day.

Laos:
In Laos, this Day is celebrated on 2nd December.

Latvia:
In Latvia, it is celebrated on 18th November.

Macedonia:
Macedonia, celebrates the day on 2nd August.

Malawi:
Malawi, celebrates on 6th July.

Maldives:
On November 11, 1968, the Maldivian constitution was amended and Maldives became a republic.

Mali:
In Mali, This day is celebrated on 22nd September.

Malta:
Malta, celebrates on 13th December.

Mongolia:
In Mongolia, is celebrated on 26th November.

Montenegro:
Montenegro, celebrates on 29th November.

Niger:
December 18th 1958 is commemorated in the Republic of Niger.

Portugal:
October 5 in Portugal is known as "Implantation of the Republic". It commemorates the proclamation of the Portuguese First Republic in 1910.

San Marino:
In San Marino, it is celebrated on 3rd September.

Trinidad and Tobago:
Trinidad and Tobago, celebrates on 24th September.

Tunisia:
In Tunisia, The Day was adopted on July 25th 1957.

Turkey:
On October 29, 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended and Turkey became a republic.

This feeling for the country is what makes this day a special one from the rest of the day. It is the day, which guarantees the Fundamental rights to the citizens, equality of religion and so on. The rich cultural heritage and tradition of India is reflected on this day.


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