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Austria: National Day

Austria's National Day on 26 October commemorates its Declaration of Neutrality in 1955, following the lifting of occupation by the Allied Powers and the recognition of its sovereignty earlier that year.

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Spain: National Day

Spain celebrates its National Day on 12 October - the anniversary of the day in 1492 that Columbus first set foot in the Americas.

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China: National Day

China celebrates its National Day on 1 October, the anniversary of the proclamation of the People's Republic by Mao Zedong in 1949.

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Malta: Independence Day

Malta celebrates Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza) on 21 September - the day in 1964 when it was granted independence from the United Kingdom.

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10th Berlin International Literature Festival 2010

Visit the 10th International Literature Festival in Berlin - the focus this year is on eastern Europe.

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