Bosnia and Herzegovina Celebrates Statehood Day – November 25th

      Bosnia and Herzegovina Celebrates Statehood Day     November 25           Statehood Day is a public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Statehood Day is celebrated on November 25 in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, commemorating the day in 1943 that Bosnia and Herzegovina was re-established by the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia.   History of Statehood Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina During the Axis occupation of World War II, Yugoslavia was divided … [Read more...]


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Grenada Thanksgiving Day – Celebrating October 25

  Grenada celebrates Thanksgiving Day  October 25     Grenada Celebrates Thanksgiving Day as a National Holiday   In Grenada, Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the 1983 Caribbean and American military intervention in Grenada. A joint military force arrived in Grenada on Oct 25th to restore stability to the country following the deaths of then Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and some of his colleagues.   Grenada Thanksgiving Day History     Grenada … [Read more...]

WORLD RURAL WOMAN DAY – Celebrated October 15, 2010

    A Celebration of Women is pleased to announce that the Women of our Rural World  are celebrated October 15, 2010, once again!                       OriginEventsArchive       Origin and Celebrations  The idea of a World Rural Women's Day to be devoted each year to honor rural women began at a UN Conference for Women in Beijing in September 1995. The International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP), Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), Network of African Rural … [Read more...]

Syria: Liberation War Day – Celebrate October 6

    Liberation War Day Observed in Syria October 6   Liberation War Day is a public holiday in Syria.     Often referred to as the October War Anniversary, Liberation War Day on October 6 commemorates the Syrian Army’s successful advance into the Golan Heights during the 1973 October War.     "In October 1973, during the Yom Kippur War, Syrian forces attempted to retake the Golan in a surprise attack. Although initially promising, the Israelis quickly regrouped, mobilized their reserves and … [Read more...]

Armed Forces Day:Egypt – Celebrated October 6

Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Egypt October 6 Armed Forces Day is a public holiday in Egypt. Egypt celebrates Armed Forces Day on October 6 to commemorate the Egyptian Army’s successful crossing of the Suez Canal which led to the capture of the Bar Lev Line during the 1973 October War. The Egyptian city of Alexandria is probably best known for its annual film festival, which attracts international attention, while during the rest of the year the city is alive with various … [Read more...]

Portugal Proclamation of Republic (October 5) – Celebrate 100 years!

  Proclamation Day in Portugal October 5 Portugal Celebrates Proclamation of Republic as a public holiday.   On October 5,1910 a revolution ended 771 years of monarchy in Portugal when King Manuel II was deposed and the First Republic was established. D. Manuel II became Grand-Master of the Portuguese Ancient Military Orders of Christ, Avis and St. James of the Sword, of the Order of the Tower and of the Sword founded at Rio de Janeiro by his ancestor King John VI and of the Order of Our … [Read more...]

FIJI DAY – Celebrate October 5

Fiji Day  October 5 Fiji Celebrates Fiji Day as a public holiday.   Fiji or Viti , officially Republic of the Fiji Islands, republic made up of a Melanesian island group (2005 est. pop. 893,000), c.7,000 sq mi (18,130 sq km), South Pacific. Suva is the capital.     Every year on October 5, Fiji celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Britain in 1970.  Fiji Day is the culmination of a weeklong celebration aptly called Fiji Week.  A different theme is chosen every … [Read more...]

Lesotho celebrates Independence Day! – October 4

Lesotho celebrates Independence Day      October 4   Lesotho Celebrates Independence Day as a public holiday.     The area now called The Kingdom of Lesotho (pronounced le-Soo-too) was originally Basutoland. Both names derive from the common language, Sotho, which was spoken by the many groups which united to form the nation in the early 1800s.     Lesotho is often referred to as "The Kingdom in the Sky" or "The Switzerland of southern Africa" because of the stark beauty of its rugged … [Read more...]

Palau Celebrates United Nations Day – October 1

Palau Celebrates United Nations Day  October 1   Palau celebrates United Nations Day as a national holiday. That Palau is a paradise is not in doubt. It has a unique ecology, and an economy based on tourism ( especially diving, and marine eco-tourism) and it is home to the world's largest shark sanctuary. It has also been the location for the TV series "Survivors.". . If you are regular viewer of Survivor episodes, you must remember Jennifer Lyon, the one who had finished in fourth place … [Read more...]

SAO TOME & PRINCIPE Celebrates 'Agricultural Reform Day' – September 30

  Agricultural Reform Day      September 30 Agricultural Reform Day is a Public Holiday in Sao Tome.   Sao Tome and Principe are the 2 Islands. It is the smallest country in the world. The provinces are further divided into seven districts, six on São Tomé and one on Príncipe.     In 19th century, Sao Tome was the world’s largest producer of cocoa.   "This group was fishing in the bay near Omali … [Read more...]

Botswana Lights the Candles for a Birthday Celebration – September 30

    Botswana Lights the Candles for a Birthday Celebration Botswana Day!   September 30 Botswana Day is a Public Holiday in Botswana     Botswana Day, September 30, commemorates Botswana’s independence from the British on 30 September 1966. The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Citizens of Botswana are called “Batswana”, regardless of ethnicity. Formerly a British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Alexandra Romanov

    WOMAN of ACTION     Alexandra Romanov   "Before Alexandra's death, she was known to be obstinate, cold, and withdrawn. But to those in her family circle she was warm, friendly, and endearing, only shy when encountered with strangers. I believe that she was a complex woman who was just misjudged but should be known for being loyal to her country and family." -Elaine Reyes about Tsarina Alexandra Romanov     Her Royal Highness Alix Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice von Hesse was born in … [Read more...]

Malta Independence Day – Celebrating September 21

  Malta Celebrating Independence Day      September 21     Malta celebrates Independence Day as a public holiday.   Malta celebrates 21 September as Independence Day  to commemorate it freedom from Britain in 1964.   History of Malta Independence Day Holy Roman Emperor Charles V granted Malta to a military religious order called the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1530. Malta was a base of operations for the knights against the Ottoman Turks. The knights developed Malta as a center of … [Read more...]

Belize Celebrates Independence Day – Celebrating September 21

Belize Celebrates Independence Day September 21 Belize celebrates Independence Day as a public holiday. ‘Though Belize is technically Central America, that English-speaking microstate has a history that is fairly distinct from that of the other states in the region. At present this tiny republic, which only became formally independent from Great-Britain in 1981, does not figure significantly in the ‘Central American’ problem’ (1993:3). Every year on 21 … [Read more...]

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