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List of National Days

A national day is the most important occasion for a country, being linked to a defining moment in its history.

While most of the time the national day of a country is linked to the day of independence, a good number of nations associate it with some other event of national importance.

  • Declaration of freedom
  • Formation of state
  • Formation of constitution
  • Declaration of republic
  • Commemorating great leaders/saints/etc.
  • Recognition of freedom
. . . and so on.

Also, very few countries actually describe their national days as such. "National Day" seems to be a rarely-used term.

Here are certain interesting things about the national days of the various countries : 

  • Some countries have more than a single national day, e.g., Pakistan.

  • Not all the countries have a fixed date for celebrating their national days. For instance, Thailand celebrates the national day on the king's birthday, which will be different when the throne sees a change.

  • Also, some countries do not have an official national day, but just happen to celebrate on a particular date.

  • The celebration style and feeling of euphoria are vary markedly from one nation to another.

S.N.CountryDateNational Day
1AfghanistanAugust 19 Independence Day of Afghanistan
2AlbaniaNovember 28 Dita e Pavarësisë (Independence Day of Albania)
3AlgeriaNovember 1
4American Samoa (United States)June 1
5AndorraSeptember 8
6AngolaNovember 11
7Antigua and BarbudaNovember 1
8ArgentinaMay 25 Argentina Revolution Day
9ArgentinaJuly 9
10ArmeniaMay 28
11ArmeniaSeptember 21
12AustraliaJanuary 26
13AustriaOctober 26
14AzerbaijanMay 28
15BahamasJuly 10
16BahrainDecember 16
17BangladeshMarch 26
18BangladeshDecember 16
19BarbadosNovember 30
20BelarusJuly 3 Belarus Independence Day
21BelgiumJuly 21
22BelizeSeptember 10
23BelizeSeptember 21
24BeninAugust 1 Benin Independence Day
25BhutanDecember 17
26BoliviaAugust 6 Bolivia Independence Day
27Bosnia and HerzegovinaMarch 1
28Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)November 25
29BotswanaSeptember 30
30BrazilSeptember 7
31BruneiFebruary 23
32BulgariaMarch 3
33Burkina FasoAugust 4
34Burkina FasoAugust 5
35BurundiJuly 1 Burundi Independence Day
36CambodiaNovember 9
37CameroonMay 20 Cameroon National Day
38CanadaJuly 1
39Cape VerdeJuly 05
40Central African RepublicDecember 1
41ChadAugust 11 Independence Day of Chad
42ChileSeptember 18
43People's Republic of ChinaOctober 1
44Republic of ChinaOctober 10
45ColombiaJuly 20
46ComorosJuly 6
47CongoJune 30 Congo Independence Day
48Cook IslandsAugust 4 Constitution Day of Cook Islands
49Costa RicaSeptember 15
50CroatiaJune 25 Croatia Statehood Day
51CubaJanuary 1
52CyprusOctober 1
53Czech RepublicOctober 28
54Ivory CoastAugust 7 Independence Day of Cote d'Ivoire
55DenmarkJune 5 Denmark Constitution Day or Grundlovsdag
56DjiboutiJune 27 Djibouti Independence Day
57Dominican RepublicFebruary 27
58Dominican RepublicAugust 16
59DominicaNovember 3
60East TimorMay 20 East Timor Independence Day
61EcuadorAugust 10
62EgyptJuly 23 Egyptian Revolution Day
63EgyptOctober 6
64El SalvadorSeptember 15
65England (United Kingdom)April 23
66Equatorial GuineaOctober 12
67EritreaMay 24 Eritrea Independence Day
68EstoniaFebruary 24
69EthiopiaMay 28 Downfall of the Derg Day
70FijiOctober 10
71FinlandDecember 6
72FranceJuly 14 France National Day
73GabonAugust 17 Independence Day of Gabon
74GambiaFebruary 18
75GeorgiaMay 26 Georgia Independence Day
76GermanyOctober 3
77GhanaMarch 6
78GreeceMarch 25
79GreeceOctober 28
80Greenland (Denmark)June 21
81GrenadaFebruary 7
82GuatemalaSeptember 15
83Guinea-BissauSeptember 24
84GuineaApril 3
85GuyanaFebruary 23
86HaitiJanuary 1
87HondurasSeptember 15
88Hong Kong (China)July 1
89HungaryMarch 15
90HungaryAugust 20
91HungaryOctober 23
92IcelandJune 17 Iceland National Day
93IndiaJanuary 26
94IndiaAugust 15 Independence Day of India
95IndonesiaAugust 17 Independence Day of Indonesia
96IranFebruary 11
97IraqOctober 3
98IrelandMarch 17
99IsraelMay 14 (date varies according to Jewish calendar at 5 Iyar) Yom Ha'atzmaut
100ItalyApril 25
101ItalyJune 2
102JamaicaMonday 1 in August Independence Day of Jamaica
103JapanFebruary 11
104JordanMay 25 Jordan Independence Day
105KazakhstanAugust 30
106KazakhstanOctober 25
107KenyaDecember 12
108KiribatiJuly 12 Kiribati Independence Day
109KosovoFebruary 17
110KuwaitFebruary 25
111KuwaitFebruary 26
112KyrgyzstanAugust 31
113LaosDecember 2
114LatviaNovember 18
115LebanonMay 25
116LebanonNovember 22 Independence Day of Lebanon
117LesothoOctober 4
118LiberiaJuly 26
119LibyaFebruary 17
120LiechtensteinAugust 15
121LithuaniaFebruary 16
122LithuaniaJuly 6
123LuxembourgJune 23 Luxembourg National Day
124Republic of MacedoniaSeptember 8
125MadagascarJune 26
126MalawiJuly 6
127MalaysiaAugust 31
128MalaysiaSeptember 16
129MaliSeptember 22
130MaltaMarch 31
131MaltaJune 7
132MaltaSeptember 8
133MaltaSeptember 21
134MaltaDecember 13
135Marshall IslandsMay 1
136MauritaniaNovember 28
137MauritiusMarch 12
138MexicoSeptember 16
139MicronesiaNovember 3
140MoldovaAugust 27 Moldova Independence Day
141MonacoNovember 19
142MongoliaJuly 11 Naadam Holiday
143MongoliaDecember 29
144MontenegroMay 21
145MontenegroJuly 13
146MoroccoNovember 18
147MozambiqueJune 25
148MyanmarJanuary 4
149NamibiaMarch 21
150NauruJanuary 31
151NepalMay 28
152Netherlands (Kingdom of the Netherlands)May 5
153New ZealandFebruary 6
154NicaraguaSeptember 15
155NigeriaMay 29
156NigeriaOctober 1
157NigerDecember 18
158NiueOctober 19
159North KoreaSeptember 9
160Northern CyprusNovember 15
161NorwayMay 17 Syttende Mai (Constitution Day)
162OmanNovember 18
163PakistanMarch 23
164PakistanAugust 14
165PalauJuly 9
166PalestineNovember 15
167PanamaNovember 3
168Papua New GuineaSeptember 16
169ParaguayMay 14 Día de Independencia
170PeruJuly 28
171PhilippinesJune 12 Araw ng Kalayaan
172PolandMay 3
173PolandNovember 11 Swieto Niepodleglosci (Independence Day)
174PortugalJune 10 Portugal Day, Dia de Camoes
175QatarDecember 18
176RomaniaJanuary 24
177RomaniaDecember 1
178RussiaJune 12
179RwandaJuly 1 Rwanda Independence Day
180Saint Kitts and NevisSeptember 19
181Saint LuciaDecember 13
182Saint LuciaFebruary 22
183Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesOctober 27
184SamoaJune 1 Samoa Independence Day
185San MarinoSeptember 3
186Saudi ArabiaSeptember 23
187Scotland (United Kingdom)November 30
188SenegalApril 4
189SerbiaFebruary 15
190SeychellesJune 18
191Sierra LeoneApril 27
192SingaporeAugust 9
193SlovakiaJanuary 1
194SlovakiaAugust 29
195SlovakiaSeptember 1
196SloveniaJune 25 Slovenia Statehood Day
197Solomon IslandsJuly 7
198SomaliaJuly 1
199South AfricaApril 27
200South KoreaMarch 1
201South KoreaAugust 15
202South KoreaOctober 3
203South SudanJuly 9
204SpainOctober 12
205Sri LankaFebruary 4
206SudanJanuary 1
207SurinameNovember 25
208SwazilandSeptember 6
209SwedenJune 6 Sweden National Day
210SwitzerlandAugust 1 Switzerland National Day
211SyriaMarch 8
212SyriaApril 17
213São Tomé and PríncipeJuly 12
214TajikistanSeptember 9
215TanzaniaDecember 9
216ThailandDecember 5
217TogoApril 27
218TongaJune 4
219TongaNovember 4
220TransnistriaSeptember 2
221Trinidad and TobagoAugust 31
222TunisiaMarch 20
223TurkeyOctober 29
224TurkmenistanOctober 27
225TuvaluOctober 1
226UkraineAugust 24 Independence Day of Ukraine
227United Arab EmiratesDecember 2
228United KingdomSaturday 2 in June
229United StatesJuly 4 USA Independence Day
230UruguayAugust 25 Independence Day of Uruguay
231UzbekistanSeptember 1
232VanuatuJuly 30 Vanuatu Independence Day
233Vatican CityFebruary 11
234VenezuelaJuly 5
235VietnamSeptember 2
236YemenMay 22
237ZambiaOctober 24
238ZimbabweApril 18

Last Updated : April 09, 2015


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