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Posts Tagged ‘national days’

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Poland: Independence Day

Poland's Independence Day on 11 November celebrates the end of over 120 years of rule by the neighbouring Kingdom of Prussia and the Austrian and Russian Empires from 1795 to 1918.

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Cambodia: Independence Day

Cambodia's Independence Day on 9 November marks its peaceful secession from French Indo-China in 1953.

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Czech Republic: National Day

The national day of the Czech Republic, celebrated on 28 October every year, is a bit of an oddity, as technically it's celebrating the independence of a state that no longer exists!

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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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