National Days

Most countries have national days such as an independence day. Some of us have two.

May Revolution of Buenos Aires

On May 25, 1810, the May Revolution of Buenos Aires launched the Argentine War of Independence ~ which launched the Latin American Wars of Independence ~ which ended with the Spanish-American War of 1898. One step in the eternal struggle to be free.
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Argentine Independence Day (Nueve de Julio)

July 9, 1816 ~ The restoration of the Spanish throne forced the United Provinces of South America (modern Argentina & Uruguay) to choose independence.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Celebrate Portugal Day 2019 (Dia de Portugal), Portugal’s national day

PETER FRANCISCO PARK, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, Sun, June 9, 2019 ~ Portuguese Festival (Fri-Sun, June 7-9) and Parade in the heart of Metro New York’s Portuguese community

United States Independence Day

July 4, 1776 ~ “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Venezuelan Independence Day ~ Cinco de Julio

July 5, 1811 ~ Cinco de Julio marks the birth of the first independent nation in South America.
Friday, July 5, 2019

Colombian Independence Day ~ Veinte de Julio

July 20, 1810 ~ Protests in Bogotá led to the formation of a government independent from Spain.
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Peruvian Independence Day

LIMA PERU, JULY 28, 1821 (2019, Sun) Argentine revolutionary leader José San Martín declared Peruvian independence from Spain
#PERUVIAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

Bolivian Independence Day 2019 ~ Dia de la Patria

AUGUST 6, 1825 (2019, Tue) ~ Signing of Declaration of Independence
#BOLIVIAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

Brazilian Independence Day ~ Sete de Setembro

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 7, 1821 (2019, Sat) ~ Listening to his wife, Dom Pedro I declared independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.
#BRAZILIAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

Mexican Independence Day ¡Viva Mexico!

DOLORES HIDALGO, MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 16, 1810 (2019, Mon) ~ Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the Mexican Revolution with a call to arms, “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores).
#MEXICAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

Chilean Independence Day ~ Dieciocho

SANTIAGO, CHILE, SEPTEMBER 18, 1810 (2019, Wed) ~ Chile’s First Junta replaces the royal governor.
#CHILEAN #INDEPENDENCEDAY

Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España

October 12, 1492
~
Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout on the Pinta, shouted that he spotted land in what is now the Bahamas. In that moment, the world changed.
~
Columbus lied in his report, saying he saw land first, so he could claim the pension offered to the discoverer.

Panamanian Independence Day

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, November 28, 1821 ~ José de Fábrega declared independence from Spain

Portugal Restoration of Independence Day ~ Guerra da Restauração

LISBON, PORTUGAL, December 1, 1640 ~ Portuguese nobles and merchants stage a coup against Spanish Hapsburg rule that begins the Portuguese Restoration War. Portugal gains its independence in 1668.

Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8
Monday, April 8, 2019

La Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s national day

Commemorates the Italian vote on June 2, 1946 that ended the monarchy and founded the Republic of Italy.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Bastille Day 2019, the French national day

July 14, 1789 ~ the storming of the Bastille fortress launched the French Revolution.
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Ecuadorian Independence Day

August 10, 1809 ~ Criollo rebels took over the capital Quito, marking the first step in Ecuadorian independence.
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dominican Restoration Day

August 16, 1863 ~ El grito de Capotillo (the cry of Capotillo) launched the Dominican War of Restoration of independence from Spain.
Friday, August 16, 2019

Uruguayan Independence Day

August 25, 1825 ~ The Thirty-Three Orientals declared independence from Brazil.
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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Celebrate La Diada, the National Day of Catalonia

September 11, 1714 ~ Barcelona fell to the army of Bourbon King Philip V of Spain
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Salvadoran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Costa Rican Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Guatemalan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nicaraguan Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Honduran Independence Day

September 15, 1821 ~ A regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”
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Sunday, September 15, 2019



Cuba celebrates Liberation Day, the day Fidel Castro took power on January 1, 1959.

Haiti celebrates its declaration of independence from France on January 1, 1804.

Romania celebrates the unification of the Romanian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia on January 24, 1859.


 

Vatican City celebrates its foundation on February 11, 1929.

Dominican Independence Day commemorates the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti on February 27, 1844.


 

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Outside the city of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is an American celebration of Mexican culture. Mexican Independence Day is in September.

Paraguay celebrates its declaration of independence from Spain on May 14, 1814.

Argentina celebrates the creation of its first national government during the May Revolution on May 25, 1810.  (Argentina also celebrates its declaration of independence from Spain on July 9, 1816.)


 



Italy celebrates the Festa della Repubblica when Italy became a republic on June 2, 1946.

Portugal Day commemorates the death of national poet Luís de Camões on June 10, 1580.

The Philippines celebrates its declaration of independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.

Québec, Canada celebrates Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, the feast of John the Baptist, the patron saint of French-Canadians on June 24.


 

United States Independence Day (Fourth of July) commemorates the signing of its Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.

Venezuelan Independence Day (Cinco de Julio) commemorates the signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence from Spain on July 5, 1811.

Argentine Independence Day (Nueve de Julio) commemorates its declaration of independence from Spain on July 9, 1816. (Argentina also celebrates the creation of its first national government on May 25, 1810.)

France celebrates Bastille Day when the people stormed the Bastille prison in Paris during the French Revolution on July 14, 1789.

Colombian independence day from Spain is July 20, 1810.

Puerto Rico celebrates Constitution Day when the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was established on July 25, 1952. (Puerto Ricans are American citizens).

Peruvian Independence Day commemorates its declaration of independence from Spain on July 28, 1821.


 



Bolivian Independence Day commemorates its declaration of independence from Spain on August 6, 1825.

Ecuadorian Independence Day commemorates its declaration of independence from Spain on August 10, 1809.

Dominican Restoration Day commemorates El Grito de Capotillo which launched the Dominican War of Restoration of independence from Spain on August 16, 1863.

Uruguayan Independence Day commemorates its declaration of independence from Brazil on August 25, 1825.


 

Brazilian Independence Day commemorates its declaration of independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.

Spanish Catalans commemorate the Fall of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession on September 11, 1714.

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrated their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.

Mexican Independence Day commemorates El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores), the beginning of its war of independence from Spain on September 16, 1810.

Chile celebrates the creation of its first government on September 18, 1810.


 

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates our Indigenous heritage as an alternative to Columbus Day. In 2018 Indigenous People’s Day is Monday, October 8, 2018

Spain celebrates la Fiesta Nacional de España (The National Feast of Spain) when Columbus discovered the Americas for Spain on October 12, 1492.


 



Panamanian Independence Day is Separation Day, the day when it gained independence from Colombia on November 3, 1903.


 

Romania celebrates Great Union Day when Transylvania joined Romania on December 1, 1918.


 


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