National Day of Saint Lucia

national dayThe National Day of Saint Lucia which is also called Independence Day. This is celebrated annually on the 22nd February. This is the anniversary of Saint Lucia’s independence from their British colonial rule in 1979. Here is a brief overview of the process of celebrating the National Day of Saint Lucia.

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National Day of Guyana

national dayThe National Day of Guyana is on the 26th May (Independence day) and on the 23rd February (Republic Day). This commemorates their independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. It is a public holiday in Guyana and you can see the list of public holidays below as well. The history of their national day or independence day is explained below. Continue reading National Day of Guyana

National Day of South Africa

national dayFirstly the national day of South Africa is on the 27th of April and is called Freedom Day. Secondly Freedom Day in South Africa as a national day is a public holiday as is celebrated annually on the 27th April. The national day of South Africa is to celebrate freedom as well as commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. Finally below is also the public holidays celebrated in South Africa.

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National Day of Zimbabwe

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The National Day of Zimbabwe is on the 18th April (Independence Day, declaration of independence from the United Kingdom 1980. Note that (it had been unilaterally declared independent as Rhodesia already in 1965). The history of  the National Day of Zimbabwe is as follows. In 1953 Zimbabwe started as Southern Rhodesia and was part of a federation.

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National Day of Vietnam

national dayThe National Day of Vietnam is on the 2 September (National Day, declaration of independence from France and Japan 1945). This took place in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s founding father, read the Declaration of Independence. The National Day in Vietnam if the 2 September falls on a Friday then expect everything to slow until the Monday. Hanoi is normally empty during the National Day celebrations. Continue reading National Day of Vietnam

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National Day of Venezuela

The National Day of Venezuela or Venezuela’s Independence Day is celebrated on the July 5th each year. This day marks when the country declared its independence from Spain in 1811. Now in this day, the people of Venezuela remember as well as honor the heroes of the struggle for independence. Those who fought for their freedom which includes leaders such as Simón Bolívar as well as Francisco de Miranda.

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National Day of Vatican City

national dayThe National Day of Vatican City is on the 24th April (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope 2005). Note that there is a listing for public holidays in Vatican city which we have listed below with its local name. The public holidays for the Vatican has been listed below.

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