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Philippines: Independence Day

The Philippines Independence Day commemorates their declaration of independence in 1898 - but they had to wait nearly 50 years to actually achieve it.

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Italy: Republic Day

The Festa della Repubblica celebrates the 1946 referendum which abolished the Italian monarchy and sent the House of Savoy into exile.

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Ethiopia: Downfall of the Derg Day

28 May, Ethiopia's National Day, marks the fall of Mengistu and the Derg regime, which presided over civil war for 17 years and the famines of the mid-1980s.

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Cameroon: National Day

Cameroon celebrates its National Day on 20 May. However, the situation's a little more complex than that - as a result of colonial history.

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Mail Day – Heritage Event at the E & O Hotel, Penang (May 2010)

The E & O Hotel in Penang is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Celebrate with them at the "Mail Day" Heritage Trail Dinner and Dance on Saturday 15 May.

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