what day is your National Day?

@sophialin (2678)
China
September 16, 2008 7:46am CST
'National Day' is coming in china,it's on Oct 1st and we have three-day holiday then. as i know,they have different names such as 'Independence Day','Republic Day','Union Day' in different countries. do you have such holiday in your country? when and how do you call it
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@paid2write (5202)
16 Sep 08
The British Prime Minister is proposing we should have a Great Britain Day, as there is no national day for all of Britain. The Welsh celebrate Saint David's Day, the Scottish have Saint Andrew's Day and the English Saint George's Day. Everyone celebrates Saint Patrick's Day with the Irish, but none of these are public holidays. I hope you have a lovely time celebrating China's National Day.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
16 Sep 08
oh,could you tell me the detailed date of Saint David's Day,Saint Andrew's Day and Saint George's Day?
16 Sep 08
In January 2007, the St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act was given royal assent, making it a public holiday in Scotland. 30 November is St Andrew 23 April is St George 1 March is St David
• China
27 Sep 08
The national day of china is normally will be lasted for one week. maybe for chinese it is a little different from the people from other countries on how to spend the relatively long holiday. in china, we call it as "gold week". that means it is an enjoyable period for all chinese to consumption, especially to tour in different place inland or abroad. also it is a good opportunity for the restaurants, hotels, beauty spots and transportation companies to make money. otherwise, some celebration programs is just to be concerned by the goverment but have nothing to do with us. almost nobody will stay home in front of the TV to watch such ceremonies. we all have been thousands miles away. hahaha
• China
18 Sep 08
May be you know, the national day of china is the first day of october, in that day, we have a week to celebrate and relax, and there are many kinds of programs to celebrate this important moment all around the countries.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Sep 08
yeah we have and its what we called Independence day...and we celebrate it every 12th of june..decades ago weve been celebrating july fourth as the fil-am friendship day something to that effect but due to some event we had abolished it or we are not celebrating it anymore...
• Canada
18 Sep 08
Canada day is July 1st. Canada becamse a contry in 1867, and we celebrate our national day on July first of every year with BBQ's and firewords, a lot like the way the Americans celebrate the 4th of July.
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@qiao522 (449)
• China
17 Sep 08
Yeah,our National Day is coming. are u from China?
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• Indonesia
16 Sep 08
happy your national day in advance in my place, we just celebrated our independence day. it was on august 17th. due to our macro-economical situation, we celebrated it very simply. in my village, we celebrated it by arranging a simple gathering in the night before the d-day. there is some performances by the children and adults: dancing traditional dances, singing national anthem, etc. there are also some veteran sharing their experience when involved in our struggle for our liberation. so, what about you. how do you usually celebrate your national day?
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
16 Sep 08
Hello,Sophialin! I am from India.We observe 15th August and 26th January as our Independence Day and Republic Day respectively.These days are our national holidays and the Indian people celebrate these with much pomp and ceremony.thanx.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
3 Oct 08
Well; we have 3 such days ; which are also National Holidays . First and probably most important of these 3 is : "Republic Day" - on 26 th January each Year . It celebrates India's becoming of a Republic in the year 1950 . Second is "Independence Day" (or "Swatantrata Diwas " ) on 15th August . On 15th August 1947 ; India gained independence from around 190 years of British Rule and Dominance over India . Third is 2nd October (Yes; Yesterday was a National Holiday ) which is the birth date of Late Mahatama Gandhi . Also known as the father of the Nation ; his Methods of Non-Violence , Non-Co-operation , Civil Disobedience (also called Satyagraha ) has made him a world Figure . This day has now also been announced by United Nations as the "World Peace Day " . This is also a National Day and a National Holiday ;when Schools, Colleges and Offices remain closed for the whole day . Even most of the markets also remain closed .
• United States
17 Sep 08
Our National Day is July 4. It is the day we declared our independence.We get the day off and most of us d=go and see fireworks than night.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
17 Sep 08
26th of January is Australia Day. Which was the day the first convicts arrived in Sydney in 1788 and Australia was proclaimed to be an English colony.
@youless (93055)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
You know I am also a Chinese. So we share the same national holiday:) I love China
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
17 Sep 08
Yes we do have an "Independence Day" and we are celebrating it at the month of June 12th of the month of June......
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Sep 08
It is the 4th of July here in the United States. That is when we celebrate our Indepence Day.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 Sep 08
Congrats on china's national day coming soon ^_^ hehe =D Here in singapore, we also call it, National day, and our national day is on 9th august ^_^ Till date, singapore is 43 yrs old, and how about china?? How old is china right now?? hehe =D Normally for our national day, we will have at most 2 days of public holidays, and 1 half day.. hehe