Indonesian independence was proclaimed on 17 August 1945, after the occupying Japanese forces surrendered to the Allies but before the Netherlands could resume colonial rule.
St George’s Day, celebrated on 23 April, is the feast day of England’s patron saint.
Iceland celebrates its National Day on 17 June, the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, who led the Icelandic movement for independence from Denmark in the 19th century.
Nowruz marks the beginning of the Persian New Year and is Iran’s National Day, as well as being celebrated widely throughout Central and NW Asia.
Tunisia obtained its independence from France on 20 March 1956.
17 March is St Patrick’s Day – a public holiday across the island of Ireland and anywhere the Irish have managed to reach around the world, which is most places!