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AfghanistanIndependence Day, 19 August (1919)
AlbaniaIndependence Day, 28 November (1912) also known as Flag Day
AlgeriaRevolution Day, 1 November (1954)
American SamoaFlag Day, 17 April (1900)
AndorraOur Lady of Meritxell Day, 8 September (1278)
AngolaIndependence Day, 11 November (1975)
AnguillaAnguilla Day, 30 May (1967)
Antigua and BarbudaIndependence Day, 1 November (1981)
ArgentinaRevolution Day (May Revolution Day), 25 May (1810)
ArmeniaIndependence Day, 21 September (1991)
ArubaNational Anthem and Flag Day, 18 March (1976)
AustraliaAustralia Day (commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of Australian settlers), 26 January (1788); ANZAC Day (commemorates the anniversary of the landing of troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey), 25 April (1915)
AustriaNational Day (commemorates passage of the law on permanent neutrality), 26 October (1955)
AzerbaijanRepublic Day (founding of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan), 28 May (1918)
Bahamas, TheIndependence Day, 10 July (1973)
BahrainNational Day, 16 December (1971); note - 15 August 1971 was the date of independence from the UK, 16 December 1971 was the date of independence from British protection
BangladeshIndependence Day, 26 March (1971); Victory Day, 16 December (1971); note - 26 March 1971 is the date of the Awami League's declaration of an independent Bangladesh, and 16 December (Victory Day) memorializes the military victory over Pakistan and the official creation of the state of Bangladesh
BarbadosIndependence Day, 30 November (1966)
BelarusIndependence Day, 3 July (1944); note - 3 July 1944 was the date Minsk was liberated from German troops, 25 August 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union
BelgiumBelgian National Day (ascension to the throne of King LEOPOLD I), 21 July (1831)
BelizeBattle of St. George's Caye Day (National Day), 10 September (1798); Independence Day, 21 September (1981)
BeninIndependence Day, 1 August (1960)
BermudaBermuda Day, 24 May; note - formerly known as Victoria Day, Empire Day, and Commonwealth Day
BhutanNational Day (Ugyen WANGCHUCK became first hereditary king), 17 December (1907)
BoliviaIndependence Day, 6 August (1825)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIndependence Day, 1 March (1992) and Statehood Day, 25 November (1943) - both observed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity; Victory Day, 9 May (1945) and Dayton Agreement Day, 21 November (1995) - both observed in the Republika Srpska entity
note: there is no national-level holiday
BotswanaIndependence Day (Botswana Day), 30 September (1966)
BrazilIndependence Day, 7 September (1822)
British Virgin IslandsTerritory Day, 1 July (1956)
BruneiNational Day, 23 February (1984); note - 1 January 1984 was the date of independence from the UK, 23 February 1984 was the date of independence from British protection
BulgariaLiberation Day, 3 March (1878)
Burkina FasoRepublic Day, 11 December (1958); note - commemorates the day that Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community
BurmaIndependence Day, 4 January (1948); Union Day, 12 February (1947)
BurundiIndependence Day, 1 July (1962)
CambodiaIndependence Day, 9 November (1953)
CameroonState Unification Day (National Day), 20 May (1972)
CanadaCanada Day, 1 July (1867)
Cape VerdeIndependence Day, 5 July (1975)
Cayman IslandsConstitution Day, first Monday in July (1959)
Central African RepublicRepublic Day, 1 December (1958)
ChadIndependence Day, 11 August (1960)
ChileIndependence Day, 18 September (1810)
ChinaNational Day (anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China), 1 October (1949)
Christmas IslandAustralia Day (commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of Australian settlers), 26 January (1788)
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAustralia Day (commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of Australian settlers), 26 January (1788)
ColombiaIndependence Day, 20 July (1810)
ComorosIndependence Day, 6 July (1975)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theIndependence Day, 30 June (1960)
Congo, Republic of theIndependence Day, 15 August (1960)
Cook IslandsConstitution Day, first Monday in August (1965)
Costa RicaIndependence Day, 15 September (1821)
Cote d'IvoireIndependence Day, 7 August (1960)
CroatiaIndependence Day, 8 October (1991) and Statehood Day, 25 June (1991); note - 25 June 1991 was the day the Croatian parliament voted for independence; following a three-month moratorium to allow the European Community to solve the Yugoslav crisis peacefully, parliament adopted a decision on 8 October 1991 to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia
CubaTriumph of the Revolution (Liberation Day), 1 January (1959)
CuracaoKing's Day (birthday of King WILLEM-ALEXANDER), 27 April (1967); note - King's or Queen's Day are observed on the ruling monarch's birthday; celebrated on 26 April if 27 April is a Sunday
Cyprus"Independence Day, 1 October (1960); note - Turkish Cypriots celebrate 15 November (1983) as ""Republic Day""
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Czech RepublicCzechoslovak Founding Day, 28 October (1918)
DenmarkConstitution Day, 5 June (1849); note - closest equivalent to a national holiday
DjiboutiIndependence Day, 27 June (1977)
DominicaIndependence Day, 3 November (1978)
Dominican RepublicIndependence Day, 27 February (1844)
East TimorRestoration of Independence Day, 20 May (2002); Proclamation of Independence Day, 28 November (1975)
EcuadorIndependence Day (independence of Quito), 10 August (1809)
EgyptRevolution Day, 23 July (1952)
El SalvadorIndependence Day, 15 September (1821)
Equatorial GuineaIndependence Day, 12 October (1968)
EritreaIndependence Day, 24 May (1991)
EstoniaIndependence Day, 24 February (1918); note - 24 February 1918 was the date Estonia declared its independence from Soviet Russia and established its statehood; 20 August 1991 was the date it declared its independence from the Soviet Union
EthiopiaDerg Downfall Day (defeat of MENGISTU regime), 28 May (1991)
European UnionEurope Day (also known as Schuman Day), 9 May (1950); note - the day in 1950 that Robert SCHUMAN proposed the creation of what became the European Coal and Steel Community, the progenitor of today's European Union, with the aim of achieving a united Europe
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)
Faroe IslandsOlaifest (Olavsoka) (commemorates the death in battle of King Olaf II of Norway, later St. Olaf), 29 July (1030)
FijiFiji (Independence) Day, 10 October (1970)
FinlandIndependence Day, 6 December (1917)
FranceFete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - although often incorrectly referred to as Bastille Day, the celebration actually commemorates the holiday held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille (on 14 July 1789) and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy; other names for the holiday are Fete Nationale (National Holiday) and quatorze juillet (14th of July)
French PolynesiaFete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - the local holiday is Internal Autonomy Day, 29 June (1880)
GabonIndependence Day, 17 August (1960)
Gambia, TheIndependence Day, 18 February (1965)
GeorgiaIndependence Day, 26 May (1918); note - 26 May 1918 was the date of independence from Soviet Russia, 9 April 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union
GermanyGerman Unity Day, 3 October (1990)
GhanaIndependence Day, 6 March (1957)
GibraltarNational Day, 10 September (1967); note - day of the national referendum to decide whether to remain with the UK or join Spain
GreeceIndependence Day, 25 March (1821)
GreenlandNational Day, June 21; note - marks the summer solstice and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere
GrenadaIndependence Day, 7 February (1974)
GuamDiscovery Day (or Magellan Day), first Monday in March (1521)
GuatemalaIndependence Day, 15 September (1821)
GuernseyLiberation Day, 9 May (1945)
GuineaIndependence Day, 2 October (1958)
Guinea-BissauIndependence Day, 24 September (1973)
GuyanaRepublic Day, 23 February (1970)
HaitiIndependence Day, 1 January (1804)
Holy See (Vatican City)Election Day of Pope FRANCIS, 13 March (2013)
HondurasIndependence Day, 15 September (1821)
Hong KongNational Day (Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China), 1 October (1949); note - 1 July (1997) is celebrated as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
HungarySaint Stephen's Day, 20 August (1083); note - commemorates his cannonization and the transfer of his remains to Buda (now Budapest) in 1083
IcelandIndependence Day, 17 June (1944)
IndiaRepublic Day, 26 January (1950)
IndonesiaIndependence Day, 17 August (1945)
IranRepublic Day, 1 April (1979)
IraqIndependence Day, 3 October (1932); Republic Day, 14 July (1958)
IrelandSaint Patrick's Day, 17 March; note - marks the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, during the latter half of the fifth century A.D. (most commonly cited years are c. 461 and c. 493); although Saint Patrick's feast day was celebrated in Ireland as early as the ninth century, it only became an official public holiday in Ireland in 1903
Isle of ManTynwald Day, 5 July (1417); date Tynwald Day was first recorded
IsraelIndependence 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
ItalyRepublic Day, 2 June (1946)
JamaicaIndependence Day, 6 August (1962)
JapanBirthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933); note - celebrates the birthday of the current emperor
JerseyLiberation Day, 9 May (1945)
JordanIndependence Day, 25 May (1946)
KazakhstanIndependence Day, 16 December (1991)
KenyaJamhuri Day (Independence Day), 12 December (1963); note - Madaraka Day, 1 June (1963) marks the day Kenya attained internal self-rule
KiribatiIndependence Day, 12 July (1979)
Korea, NorthFounding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), 9 September (1948)
Korea, SouthLiberation Day, 15 August (1945)
KosovoIndependence Day, 17 February (2008)
KuwaitNational Day, 25 February (1950)
KyrgyzstanIndependence Day, 31 August (1991)
LaosRepublic Day (National Day), 2 December (1975)
LatviaIndependence Day (Republic of Latvia Proclamation Day), 18 November (1918); note - 18 November 1918 was the date Latvia established its statehood and its concomitant independence from Soviet Russia; 4 May 1990 was the date it declared the restoration of Latvian statehood and its concomitant independence from the Soviet Union
LebanonIndependence Day, 22 November (1943)
LesothoIndependence Day, 4 October (1966)
LiberiaIndependence Day, 26 July (1847)
LibyaLiberation Day, 23 October (2011)
LiechtensteinNational Day, 15 August (1940); note - a National Day was originally established in 1940 to combine celebrations for the Feast of the Assumption (15 August) with those honoring the birthday of former Prince Franz Josef II (1906-1989) whose birth fell on 16 August; after the prince's death, National Day became the official national holiday by law in 1990
LithuaniaIndependence Day (or National Day), 16 February (1918); note - 16 February 1918 was the date Lithuania established its statehood and its concomitant independence from Soviet Russia and Germany; 11 March 1990 was the date it declared the restoration of Lithuanian statehood and its concomitant independence from the Soviet Union
LuxembourgNational Day (Birthday of Grand Duke HENRI), 23 June; note - this date of birth is not the true date of birth for any of the Royals, but the national festivities were shifted in 1962 to allow observance during a more favorable time of year
MacauNational Day (anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China), 1 October (1949); note - 20 December (1999) is celebrated as Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
MacedoniaIndependence Day, 8 September (1991); also known as National Day
MadagascarIndependence Day, 26 June (1960)
MalawiIndependence Day (Republic Day), 6 July (1964)
MalaysiaIndependence Day (or Merdeka Day), 31 August (1957) (independence of Malaya); Malaysia Day, 16 September (1963) (formation of Malaysia)
MaldivesIndependence Day, 26 July (1965)
MaliIndependence Day, 22 September (1960)
MaltaIndependence Day, 21 September (1964); Republic Day, 13 December (1974)
Marshall IslandsConstitution Day, 1 May (1979)
MauritaniaIndependence Day, 28 November (1960)
MauritiusIndependence and Republic Day, 12 March (1968 & 1992); note - became independent and a republic on the same date in 1968 and 1992 respectively
MexicoIndependence Day, 16 September (1810)
Micronesia, Federated States ofConstitution Day, 10 May (1979)
MoldovaIndependence Day, 27 August (1991)
MonacoNational Day (Saint Rainier's Day), 19 November (1857)
MongoliaNaadam (games) holiday (commemorates independence from China in the 1921 Revolution), 11-15 July; Constitution Day (marks the date that the Mongolian People's Republic was created under a new constitution), 26 November (1924)
MontenegroNational Day, 13 July (1878, the day the Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro as the 27th independent state in the world, and 1941, the day the Montenegrins staged an uprising against fascist occupiers and sided with the partisan communist movement)
Montserratbirthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)
MoroccoThrone Day (accession of King MOHAMMED VI to the throne), 30 July (1999)
MozambiqueIndependence Day, 25 June (1975)
NamibiaIndependence Day, 21 March (1990)
NauruIndependence Day, 31 January (1968)
NepalRepublic Day, 28 May (2008); note - marks the abdication of Gyanendra SHAH, the last Nepalese monarch, and the establishment of a federal republic
NetherlandsKing's Day (birthday of King WILLEM-ALEXANDER), 27 April (1967); note - King's or Queen's Day are observed on the ruling monarch's birthday; celebrated on 26 April if 27 April is a Sunday
New CaledoniaFete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - the local holiday is New Caledonia Day, 24 September (1853)
New ZealandWaitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840); ANZAC Day (commemorated as the anniversary of the landing of troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey), 25 April (1915)
NicaraguaIndependence Day, 15 September (1821)
NigerRepublic Day, 18 December (1958); note - commemorates the founding of the Republic of Niger which predated independence from France in 1960
NigeriaIndependence Day (National Day), 1 October (1960)
NiueWaitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)
Norfolk IslandBounty Day (commemorates the arrival of Pitcairn Islanders), 8 June (1856)
Northern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth Day, 8 January (1978)
NorwayConstitution Day, 17 May (1814)
OmanNational Day, 18 November; note - coincides with the birthday of Sultan QABOOS, 18 November (1940)
PakistanPakistan Day (also referred to as Pakistan Resolution Day or Republic Day), 23 March (1940); note - commemorates both the adoption of the Lahore Resolution by the All-India Muslim League during its 22-24 March 1940 session, which called for the creation of independent Muslim states, and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan on 23 March 1956 during the transition to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
PalauConstitution Day, 9 July (1981), day of a national referendum to pass the new constitution; Independence Day, 1 October (1994)
PanamaIndependence Day (Separation Day), 3 November (1903)
Papua New GuineaIndependence Day, 16 September (1975)
ParaguayIndependence Day, 14-15 May (1811) (observed 15 May)
PeruIndependence Day, 28-29 July (1821)
PhilippinesIndependence Day, 12 June (1898); note - 12 June 1898 was date of declaration of independence from Spain; 4 July 1946 was date of independence from the US
Pitcairn IslandsBirthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926); Discovery Day (Pitcairn Day), 2 July (1767)
PolandConstitution Day, 3 May (1791)
PortugalPortugal Day (Dia de Portugal), 10 June (1580); note - also called Camoes Day, the day that revered national poet Luis de Camoes (1524-80) died
Puerto RicoUS Independence Day, 4 July (1776); Puerto Rico Constitution Day, 25 July (1952)
QatarNational Day, 18 December (1878), anniversary of Al Thani family accession to the throne; Independence Day, 3 September (1971)
RomaniaUnification Day (unification of Romania and Transylvania), 1 December (1918)
RussiaRussia Day, 12 June (1990)
RwandaIndependence Day, 1 July (1962)
Saint BarthelemyFete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - local holiday is St. Barthelemy Day, 24 August (1572)
Saint HelenaBirthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, third Monday in April (1926)
Saint Kitts and NevisIndependence Day, 19 September (1983)
Saint LuciaIndependence Day, 22 February (1979)
Saint MartinFete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - local holiday is Schoalcher Day (Slavery Abolition Day) 12 July (1848)
Saint Pierre and MiquelonFete de la Federation, 14 July (1790)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesIndependence Day, 27 October (1979)
SamoaIndependence Day Celebration, 1 June (1962); note - 1 January 1962 is the date of independence from the New Zealand-administered UN trusteeship, but it is observed in June
San MarinoFounding of the Republic (or Feast of Saint Marinus), 3 September (A.D. 301)
Sao Tome and PrincipeIndependence Day, 12 July (1975)
Saudi ArabiaSaudi National Day (Unification of the Kingdom), 23 September (1932)
SenegalIndependence Day, 4 April (1960)
SerbiaNational Day (Statehood Day), 15 February (1835), the day the first constitution of the country was adopted
SeychellesConstitution Day, 18 June (1993); Independence Day (National Day), 29 June (1976)
Sierra LeoneIndependence Day, 27 April (1961)
SingaporeNational Day, 9 August (1965)
Sint MaartenKing's Day (birthday of King WILLEM-ALEXANDER), 27 April (1967); note - King's or Queen's Day are observed on the ruling monarch's birthday; celebrated on 26 April if 27 April is a Sunday
SlovakiaConstitution Day, 1 September (1992)
SloveniaIndependence Day/Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)
Solomon IslandsIndependence Day, 7 July (1978)
SomaliaFoundation of the Somali Republic, 1 July (1960); note - 26 June (1960) in Somaliland
South AfricaFreedom Day, 27 April (1994)
South SudanIndependence Day, 9 July (2011)
SpainNational Day (Hispanic Day), 12 October (1492); note - commemorates COLUMBUS' arrival in the Americas
Sri LankaIndependence Day (National Day), 4 February (1948)
SudanIndependence Day, 1 January (1956)
SurinameIndependence Day, 25 November (1975)
SwazilandIndependence Day (Somhlolo Day), 6 September (1968)
SwedenNational Day, 6 June (1983); note - from 1916 to 1982 this date was celebrated as Swedish Flag Day
SwitzerlandFounding of the Swiss Confederation in 1291; note - since 1 August 1891 celebrated as Swiss National Day
SyriaIndependence Day (Evacuation Day), 17 April (1946); note - celebrates the leaving of the last French troops and the proclamation of full independence
TaiwanRepublic Day (National Day), 10 October (1911); note - celebrates the anniversary of the Chinese Revolution, also known as Double Ten (10-10) Day
TajikistanIndependence Day (or National Day), 9 September (1991)
TanzaniaUnion Day (Tanganyika and Zanzibar), 26 April (1964)
ThailandBirthday of King Maha VAJIRALONGKORN, 28 July (1952)
TogoIndependence Day, 27 April (1960)
TokelauWaitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)
TongaOfficial Birthday of King TUPOU VI, 4 July (1959); note - actual birthday of the monarch is 12 July 1959; 4 July (2015) is the day the king was crowned; Constitution Day (National Day), 4 November (1875)
Trinidad and TobagoIndependence Day, 31 August (1962)
TunisiaIndependence Day, 20 March (1956); Revolution and Youth Day, 14 January (2011)
TurkeyRepublic Day, 29 October (1923)
TurkmenistanIndependence Day, 27 October (1991)
Turks and Caicos IslandsBirthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, usually celebrated the Monday after the second Saturday in June
TuvaluIndependence Day, 1 October (1978)
UgandaIndependence Day, 9 October (1962)
UkraineIndependence Day, 24 August (1991); note - 22 January 1918, the day Ukraine first declared its independence from Soviet Russia, and the date the short-lived Western and Greater (Eastern) Ukrainian republics united (1919), is now celebrated as Unity Day
United Arab EmiratesIndependence Day (National Day), 2 December (1971)
United Kingdomthe UK does not celebrate one particular national holiday
United StatesIndependence Day, 4 July (1776)
UruguayIndependence Day, 25 August (1825)
UzbekistanIndependence Day, 1 September (1991)
VanuatuIndependence Day, 30 July (1980)
VenezuelaIndependence Day, 5 July (1811)
VietnamIndependence Day (National Day), 2 September (1945)
Virgin IslandsTransfer Day (from Denmark to the US), 31 March (1917)
Wallis and FutunaBastille Day, 14 July (1789)
YemenUnification Day, 22 May (1990)
ZambiaIndependence Day, 24 October (1964)
ZimbabweIndependence Day, 18 April (1980)

Source: CIA Factbook