Mauritius became independent on 12 March 1968 and adopted a parliamentary republican constitution exactly 24 years later.
Bulgaria’s national day on 3 March celebrates its autonomy from the Ottoman Empire after over four centuries of Turkish rule.
The anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi between the Maori and the British Government is commemorated by New Zealanders every year on 6 February.
India became the Commonwealth’s first Republic on 26 January 1950.
Australia Day commemorates the landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788—the start of European settlement in Australia.
Scots the world over celebrate the life of their National Bard, Robert Burns, on 25 January – the anniversary of his birth in 1759.