Holidays Around the World

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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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Australia Day

Australia Day.

Australia Day: January 26

Australia Day is of course celebrated by Australia.

Australia day is also known as the foundation day or the anniversary day. It is the official national day of the Australian country. It is celebrated every year on the twenty sixth of January. This day commemorates the coming of the first fleet at the Sydney cove in the year 1788 when the unfurling of the British flag takes place here and also the there is a proclamation of the British sovereignty over a eastern seaboard of the country of Australia. In every territory and the state of Australia the Australian day is celebrated as an official holiday for the public. It is also marked by an order of the country of Australia and the Australian of the years’ awards with the address from prime minister.

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The Dominican Republic Remembers Juan Pablo Duarte

Juan Pablo Duarte Day is a public holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Juan Pablo Duarte Day: January 23

Juan Pablo Duarte Day is a public holiday in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic (previously known as the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo) has had a tumultuous history over the years, sharing an island with the people of Haiti. After the Haitians took control of the colony in 1822, various pro-independence groups rose to fight against the Haitians.

One of the most notable was Juan Pablo Duarte, who is celebrated as one of the primary founders of the Dominican Republic. Duarte’s birthday and his work towards independence is honored every year on the closest Monday to the actual date of his January 26 birthday. In 2010, celebrations will fall on Monday, January 25.

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Errol Barrow Day Celebrated in Barbados

Errol Barrow Day is a national holiday in Barbados.

Errol Barrow Day: January 21

Errol Barrow Day is a national holiday in Barbados.

Social activist and leader Errol Barrow had a huge impact on the country of Barbados and its people. From 1950 until his death on June 1, 1987, Barrow fought for a better Barbados. In memory of the man and his achievements, Barbados celebrates Errol Barrow Day every January 21 as a national holiday.

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