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National holiday

This page shows the value of the National holiday information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Afghanistan

Victory of the Muslim Nation, 28 April; Remembrance Day for Martyrs and Disabled, 4 May; Independence Day, 19 August

Albania

Independence Day, 28 November (1912)

Algeria

Anniversary of the Revolution, 1 November (1954)

American Samoa

Territorial Flag Day, 17 April (1900)

Andorra

Mare de Deu de Meritxell, 8 September (1278)

Angola

Independence Day, 11 November (1975)

Anguilla

Anguilla Day, 30 May

Antigua and Barbuda

Independence Day, 1 November (1981)

Argentina

Revolution Day, 25 May (1810)

Armenia

Referendum Day, 21 September

Aruba

Flag Day, 18 March

Australia

Australia Day, 26 January (1788)

Austria

National Day, 26 October (1955)

Azerbaijan

Independence Day, 28 May (1918)

Bahamas, The

National Day, 10 July (1973)

Bahrain

National Day, 16 December (1971)

Bangladesh

Independence Day, 26 March (1971)

Barbados

Independence Day, 30 November (1966)

Belarus

Independence Day, 3 July (1944); note - represents Minsk liberation from German occupation

Belgium

National Day, 21 July (ascension of King LEOPOLD I to the throne in 1831)

Belize

Independence Day, 21 September (1981)

Benin

National Day, 1 August (1990)

Bermuda

Bermuda Day, 24 May

Bhutan

National Day, 17 December (1907) (Ugyen WANGCHUCK became first hereditary king)

Bolivia

Independence Day, 6 August (1825)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - BiH National Day, 25 November

Botswana

Independence Day, 30 September (1966)

Brazil

Independence Day, 7 September (1822)

British Virgin Islands

Territory Day, 1 July

Brunei

National Day, 23 February (1984)

Bulgaria

Independence Day, 3 March (1878)

Burkina Faso

Anniversary of the Revolution, 4 August (1983)

Burundi

Independence Day, 1 July (1962)

Cambodia

Independence Day, 9 November (1953)

Cameroon

National Day, 20 May (1972)

Canada

Canada Day, 1 July (1867)

Cape Verde

Independence Day, 5 July (1975)

Cayman Islands

Constitution Day (first Monday in July)

Central African Republic

National Day, 1 December (1958) (proclamation of the republic)

Chad

Independence Day, 11 August (1960)

Chile

Independence Day, 18 September (1810)

China

National Day, 1 October (1949)

Christmas Island

NA

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

NA

Colombia

Independence Day, 20 July (1810)

Comoros

Independence Day, 6 July (1975)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

anniversary of independence from Belgium, 30 June (1960)

Congo, Republic of the

Congolese National Day, 15 August (1960)

Cook Islands

Constitution Day, 4 August (1965)

Costa Rica

Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Cote d'Ivoire

National Day, 7 August

Croatia

Statehood Day, 30 May (1990)

Cuba

Rebellion Day, 26 July (1953); Liberation Day, 1 January (1959)

Cyprus

Independence Day, 1 October; note - Turkish Cypriot area celebrates 15 November as Independence Day

Czech Republic

National Liberation Day, 8 May; Founding of the Republic, 28 October

Denmark

Birthday of the Queen, 16 April (1940)

Djibouti

Independence Day, 27 June (1977)

Dominica

Independence Day, 3 November (1978)

Dominican Republic

Independence Day, 27 February (1844)

Ecuador

Independence Day, 10 August (1809) (independence of Quito)

Egypt

Anniversary of the Revolution, 23 July (1952)

El Salvador

Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Equatorial Guinea

Independence Day, 12 October (1968)

Eritrea

National Day (independence from Ethiopia), 24 May (1993)

Estonia

Independence Day, 24 February (1918)

Ethiopia

National Day, 28 May (1991) (defeat of MENGISTU regime)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)

Faroe Islands

Birthday of the Queen, 16 April (1940)

Fiji

Independence Day, 10 October (1970)

Finland

Independence Day, 6 December (1917)

France

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

French Guiana

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

French Polynesia

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Gabon

Independence Day, 17 August (1960) (Gabon granted full independence from France)

Gambia, The

Independence Day, 18 February (1965)

Georgia

Independence Day, 26 May (1991)

Germany

German Unity Day (Day of Unity), 3 October (1990)

Ghana

Independence Day, 6 March (1957)

Gibraltar

Commonwealth Day (second Monday of March)

Greece

Independence Day, 25 March (1821) (proclamation of the war of independence)

Greenland

Birthday of the Queen, 16 April (1940)

Grenada

Independence Day, 7 February (1974)

Guadeloupe

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Guam

Guam Discovery Day (first Monday in March) (1521); Liberation Day, 21 July (1944)

Guatemala

Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Guernsey

Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

Guinea

Anniversary of the Second Republic, 3 April (1984)

Guinea-Bissau

Independence Day, 24 September (1973)

Guyana

Republic Day, 23 February (1970)

Haiti

Independence Day, 1 January (1804)

Holy See (Vatican City)

Installation Day of the Pope (John Paul II), 22 October (1978)

Honduras

Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Hong Kong

National Day, 1-2 October; note - 1 July 1997 is celebrated as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

Hungary

Saint Stephen's Day, 20 August (commemorates the coronation of King Stephen I in 1000 AD)

Iceland

Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic, 17 June (1944)

India

Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic, 26 January (1950)

Indonesia

Independence Day, 17 August (1945)

Iran

Islamic Republic Day, 1 April (1979)

Iraq

Anniversary of the Revolution, 17 July (1968)

Ireland

Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March

Israel

Independence Day, 14 May 1948; note - Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948, but the Jewish calendar is lunar and the holiday may occur in April or May

Italy

Anniversary of the Republic, 2 June (1946)

Jamaica

Independence Day (first Monday in August) (1962)

Japan

Birthday of the Emperor, 23 December (1933)

Jersey

Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

Jordan

Independence Day, 25 May (1946)

Kazakhstan

Day of the Republic, 25 October (1990) (date on which Kazakhstan declared its sovereignty)

Kenya

Independence Day, 12 December (1963)

Kiribati

Independence Day, 12 July (1979)

Korea, North

Foundation Day, 9 September (1948)

Korea, South

Liberation Day, 15 August (1945)

Kuwait

National Day, 25 February (1950)

Kyrgyzstan

National Day, 2 December; Independence Day, 31 August (1991)

Laos

National Day, 2 December (1975) (proclamation of the Lao People's Democratic Republic)

Latvia

Independence Day, 18 November (1918)

Lebanon

Independence Day, 22 November (1943)

Lesotho

Independence Day, 4 October (1966)

Liberia

Independence Day, 26 July (1847)

Libya

Revolution Day, 1 September (1969)

Liechtenstein

Assumption Day, 15 August

Lithuania

Statehood Day, 16 February (1918)

Luxembourg

National Day, 23 June (1921) (public celebration of the Grand Duke's birthday)

Macau

National Day, 1-2 October; note - 20 December 1999 is celebrated as Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

8 September Independence Day

Madagascar

Independence Day, 26 June (1960)

Malawi

Independence Day 6 July (1964); Republic Day 6 July (1966)

Malaysia

National Day, 31 August (1957)

Maldives

Independence Day, 26 July (1965)

Mali

Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic, 22 September (1960)

Malta

Independence Day, 21 September (1964)

Man, Isle of

Tynwald Day, 5 July

Marshall Islands

Proclamation of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 1 May (1979)

Martinique

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Mauritania

Independence Day, 28 November (1960)

Mauritius

Independence Day, 12 March (1968)

Mayotte

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Mexico

Independence Day, 16 September (1810)

Micronesia, Federated States of

Proclamation of the Federated States of Micronesia, 10 May (1979)

Moldova

Independence Day, 27 August 1991

Monaco

National Day, 19 November

Mongolia

National Day, 11 July (1921)

Montserrat

Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday of June)

Morocco

Throne Day or Sete de Throne 30 July (1999) (anniversary of King MOHAMED VI's accession to the throne)

Mozambique

Independence Day, 25 June (1975)

Myanmar

Independence Day, 4 January (1948)

Namibia

Independence Day, 21 March (1990)

Nauru

Independence Day, 31 January (1968)

Nepal

Birthday of His Majesty the King, 28 December (1945)

Netherlands

Queen's Day, 30 April

Netherlands Antilles

Queen's Day, 30 April (1938)

New Caledonia

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

New Zealand

Waitangi Day, 6 February (1840) (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty)

Nicaragua

Independence Day, 15 September (1821)

Niger

Republic Day, 18 December (1958)

Nigeria

Independence Day, 1 October (1960)

Niue

Waitangi Day, 6 February (1840) (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty)

Norfolk Island

Pitcairners Arrival Day Anniversary, 8 June (1856)

Northern Mariana Islands

Commonwealth Day, 8 January (1978)

Norway

Constitution Day, 17 May (1814)

Oman

National Day, 18 November (1940)

Pakistan

Pakistan Day, 23 March (1956) (proclamation of the republic)

Palau

Constitution Day, 9 July (1979)

Panama

Independence Day, 3 November (1903)

Papua New Guinea

Independence Day, 16 September (1975)

Paraguay

Independence Days, 14-15 May (1811)

Peru

Independence Day, 28 July (1821)

Philippines

Independence Day, 12 June (1898) (from Spain)

Pitcairn Islands

Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June)

Poland

Constitution Day, 3 May (1791); Independence Day, November 11 (1918)

Portugal

Day of Portugal, 10 June (1580)

Puerto Rico

US Independence Day, 4 July (1776)

Qatar

Independence Day, 3 September (1971)

Reunion

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Romania

National Day of Romania, 1 December (1990)

Russia

Independence Day, 12 June (1990)

Rwanda

Independence Day, 1 July (1962); Liberation Day, 4 July (1994)

Saint Helena

Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Independence Day, 19 September (1983)

Saint Lucia

Independence Day, 22 February (1979)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Independence Day, 27 October (1979)

Samoa

National Day, 1 June (1962)

San Marino

Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic, 3 September (301)

Sao Tome and Principe

Independence Day, 12 July (1975)

Saudi Arabia

Unification of the Kingdom, 23 September (1932)

Senegal

Independence Day, 4 April (1960)

Serbia and Montenegro

St. Vitus Day, 28 June

Seychelles

National Day, 18 June (1993) (adoption of the constitution)

Sierra Leone

Republic Day, 27 April (1961)

Singapore

National Day, 9 August (1965)

Slovakia

Slovak Constitution Day, 1 September (1992); Anniversary of Slovak National Uprising, 29 August (1944)

Slovenia

National Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)

Solomon Islands

Independence Day, 7 July (1978)

Somalia

NA

South Africa

Freedom Day, 27 April (1994)

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Liberation Day 14 June (1982)

Spain

National Day, 12 October

Sri Lanka

Independence and National Day, 4 February (1948)

Sudan

Independence Day, 1 January (1956)

Suriname

Independence Day, 25 November (1975)

Svalbard

NA

Swaziland

Somhlolo (Independence) Day, 6 September (1968)

Sweden

Day of the Swedish Flag, 6 June

Switzerland

Anniversary of the Founding of the Swiss Confederation, 1 August (1291)

Syria

National Day, 17 April (1946)

Taiwan

National Day, 10 October (1911) (Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution)

Tajikistan

National Day, 9 September (1991)

Tanzania

Union Day, 26 April (1964)

Thailand

Birthday of His Majesty the King, 5 December (1927)

Togo

Independence Day, 27 April (1960)

Tokelau

Waitangi Day, 6 February (1840) (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand)

Tonga

Emancipation Day, 4 June (1970)

Trinidad and Tobago

Independence Day, 31 August (1962)

Tunisia

National Day, 20 March (1956)

Turkey

Anniversary of the Declaration of the Republic, 29 October (1923)

Turkmenistan

Independence Day, 27 October (1991)

Turks and Caicos Islands

Constitution Day, 30 August (1976)

Tuvalu

Independence Day, 1 October (1978)

Uganda

Independence Day, 9 October (1962)

Ukraine

Independence Day, 24 August (1991)

United Arab Emirates

National Day, 2 December (1971)

United Kingdom

Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second Saturday in June)

United States

Independence Day, 4 July (1776)

Uruguay

Independence Day, 25 August (1825)

Uzbekistan

Independence Day, 1 September (1991)

Vanuatu

Independence Day, 30 July (1980)

Venezuela

Independence Day, 5 July (1811)

Vietnam

Independence Day, 2 September (1945)

Virgin Islands

Transfer Day, 31 March (1917) (from Denmark to US)

Yemen

Proclamation of the Republic, 22 May (1990)

Zambia

Independence Day, 24 October (1964)

Zimbabwe

Independence Day, 18 April (1980)
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