Holidays Around the World

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Birthday of Guru Har Rai is a Sikh religious observance

Birthday of Guru Har Rai is a religious observance for the Sikhism followers.

Birthday of Guru Har Rai: January 31

Birthday of Guru Har Rai is a religious observance for the Sikhism followers.
The Birthday of Guru Har Rai falls on January 31st, or on the 19th day of the Magh month on the Nanakshahi calendar followed by Sikhs to determine the dates of important Sikh events. Guru Har Rai was born on 1630 and died in 1661, he was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus.

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Nepal’s Celebration of Martyrs’ Day

Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Nepal.

Martyrs’ Day: January 29

Martyrs’ Day is a public holiday in Nepal.

Martyrs’ day is an annual public holiday celebration by the Nepalese as a way of remembering and giving honor to people who sacrificed their lives to fight for what is right for the country and its people. Specifically in memory of the four martyrs who were executed in 1941: Dharma Bhakta Mathema, Dashrath Chand, Gangalal Shrestha, and Shukraraj Shastri.

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Democracy Day Celebration in Rwanda

Democracy Day is a public holiday in Rwanda.

Democracy Day in Rwanda: January 28

Democracy Day is a public holiday in Rwanda.

Rwanda celebrates its yearly Democracy Day every January 28th as a symbol of its remarkable success story since World War I. This public holiday serves as a medium in promoting equality and fair dealings among its people.

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India Joyously Celebrates Republic Day

Republic Day is a national holiday in India.

Republic Day: January 26

Republic Day is a national holiday in India.

Long under British control, India had many reasons to break away and seek the formation of a republic, independent from Britain. With prominent figures like Mahatma Gandhi and dedication from millions of Indians, independence was finally achieved in 1947, becoming official on January 26, 1950. In 2010, India celebrates sixty years of the republic on January 26.

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Uganda Commemorates NRM Liberation Day

NRM Liberation Day is a public holiday in Uganda.

NRM Liberation Day: January 26

NRM Liberation Day is a public holiday in Uganda.

On January 25, 1986, the National Resistance Army (NRA), under the wing of the political National Resistance Movement (NRM), ousted a government that represented years of corruption, civil rights offenses, and alleged voter fraud. The movement, led by Yoweri Musevini, promised “a fundamental change in the politics” of Uganda. The country now commemorates the event every year as NRM Liberation Day, though not without its detractors.

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