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    World National Days



    National Day is a day which is designated for the nation. National Day can be symbolized by the date of independence, becoming a republic, declaration of freedom, formation of state, formation of constitution, recognition of freedom. This day is celebrated like an occasion for country. Everyone be linked to a moment in it's history. Some countries have more than one National Day for eg. Pakistan. Below is the list of National Days:

    List of National Days

    NationDateNational day
    Afghanistan19-AugIndependence from United Kingdom control over Afghan foreign affairs in 1919. (see Afghan Independence Day)
    Albania28-Novsee Albanian Flag Day
    Alderney (British Islands)15-DecHomecoming Day, the return of the Islanders after the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II 1945
    Algeria01-NovStart of the War of Independence in 1954
    American Samoa (United States)17-AprUS Flag Day
    Andorra08-SepOur Lady of Meritxell Day, patron saint of Andorra
    Angola11-NovIndependence from Portugal in 1975
    Anguilla (United Kingdom)30-MayAnguilla Day; the beginning of the Anguillian Revolution in 1967
    Antigua and Barbuda01-NovIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1981
    Aragon (Spain)23-AprDay of St. George, patron saint of Aragon and his Crown. An XIII legend holds that during the battle of Alcoraz, Saint George appeared in support of Aragonese army force.
    Argentina25-MayFirst Patriotic Government, the Spanish viceroy is removed and replaced by the Primera Junta during the May Revolution
    Argentina09-JulDeclaration of Independence, from Spain in 1816
    Armenia28-MayRepublic Day, independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic 1918
    Armenia21-SepIndependence from the Soviet Union recognised in 1991
    Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands)18-MarFlag Day; adoption of the flag in 1976
    Ascension (United Kingdom)2nd Saturday in June 
    Australia26-JanAustralia Day, date of the founding of Sydney, the first European settlement in Australia, 1788
    Austria26-OctThe Neutrality Constitution of 1955
    Azerbaijan28-MayRepublic Day, independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic 1918
    AzoresPentecost MondayAzores Day, gaining autonomy from Portugal in 1976.
    Bahamas10-JulIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1973
    Bahrain16-DecAccession Day of Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the first Emir of Bahrain
    Bangladesh26-MarIndependence Day, declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971
    Bangladesh16-DecVictory Day, the day the Bangladesh Liberation War ended in 1971
    Barbados30-NovIndependence Day, from the United Kingdom in 1966
    Belarus03-JulIndependence Day, liberation of Minsk from German occupation by Soviet troops in 1944
    Belgium21-JulLeopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld takes the oath as the first King of the Belgians in 1831
    Belgium15-NovKing's Feast
    Belize10-SepThe Battle of St. George's Caye Day commemorates the battle that occurred in 1798.[4]
    Belize21-SepIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1981
    Benin01-AugIndependence from France in 1960
    Bermuda (United Kingdom)24-MayOriginally Queen Victoria's birthday; now "Bermuda Day" to celebrate the islands' heritage and culture
    Bhutan17-DecUgyen Wangchuck elected hereditary king in 1907
    Bolivia06-AugProclamation of Republic (independent from Spain) in 1825
    Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)01-MarDan nezavisnosti; Proclamation of independence from Yugoslavia in 1992
    Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)25-NovStatehood Day, formation of the State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1943
    Botswana30-SepIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1966
    Brazil07-SepDia da Independência, declaration of independence from Portugal in 1822
    British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)01-Jul 
    Brunei23-FebNational Day, celebrating independence from the United Kingdom on 1984, which actually occurred on 1 January
    Bulgaria03-MarLiberation Day, autonomy within Ottoman Empire 1878
    Burkina Faso04-AugChange of name from Upper Volta in 1984
    Burkina Faso05-AugIndependence Day, from France in 1960
    Burundi01-JulIndependence from Belgium in 1962
    Cambodia09-NovIndependence from France in 1953
    Cameroon20-MayNational Day, creation of a unitary state in 1972
    Canada01-JulCanada Day, creation of a federal Canada from three British Dominions in 1867
    Catalonia (Spain)11-SepNational Day, commemorates the fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714
    Cape Verde12-Sep 
    Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)1st Monday in July 
    Central African Republic01-DecMade an autonomous territory within the French Community in 1958
    Chad11-AugIndependence from France in 1960
    Chile18-SepThe first Government Junta is created in 1810
    People's Republic of China01-OctNational Day of the People's Republic of China (Proclamation of the People's Republic of China in 1949)
    Republic of China01-JanFounding Day of the Republic of China, establishment of the Provisional Government in 1912
    Republic of China10-OctDouble Ten Day commemorating the 1911 Wuchang Uprising that led to abolishment of the monarchy and founding of the Republic in China in 1911
    Colombia20-JulDeclaration of independence from Spain in 1810
    Comoros06-JulIndependence from France in 1975
    Democratic Republic of the Congo30-JunIndependence from Belgium in 1960
    Republic of the Congo15-AugIndependence from France in 1960
    Cook Islands04-AugSelf-government in free association with New Zealand in 1965
    Costa Rica15-SepIndependence from the Kingdom of Spain in 1821
    Croatia25-JunStatehood Day, declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
    Cuba01-JanLiberation Day, overthrow of the Bautista regime
    Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands)02-JulThe first elected island council is instituted in 1954
    Cyprus01-OctIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1960
    Czech Republic28-OctIndependence from Austria-Hungary (as Czechoslovakia) in 1918
    Czech Republic28-SepCzech Statehood day (Saint Wenceslas day)
    Côte d'Ivoire07-AugIndependence from France in 1960
    Denmark05-Jun(No official National Day; adoption of the Constitution of 1849)
    Djibouti27-JunIndependence from France in 1977
    Dominica03-NovIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1978 and discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1493
    Dominican Republic27-FebIndependence from Haiti in 1844
    East Timor20-MayIndependence from Indonesia in 2002
    Ecuador10-AugProclamation of independence from Spain in 1809
    Egypt23-JulRevolution Day, the revolution of 1952
    Egypt06-OctArmed Forces Day, the beginning of the October War in 1973
    El Salvador15-SepIndependence from the Kingdom of Spain in 1821
    England (United Kingdom)23-AprDay of St. George, patron saint of England. Sometimes proposed as National Day.
    Equatorial Guinea12-OctIndependence from Spain in 1968
    Eritrea24-MayEritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) fighters enter Asmara in 1991 and Eritrea becomes a de facto independent state; United Nations recognizes Eritrea's independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a UN-supervised referendum on nationhood.
    Estonia24-FebIndependence Day, declaration of independence from Russia in 1918
    Swaziland (eSwatini)06-SepIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
    Ethiopia28-MayDownfall of the Derg Day, the Derg regime is defeated in 1991
    Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)14-AugFalklands Day, First recorded sighting of the islands.
    Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)14-JunLiberation Day, Liberation from Argentinean occupation at the end of the Falklands War in 1982
    Faroe Islands (Denmark)29-JulÓlavsøka (Saint Olaf's death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030): opening of the Løgting (parliament) session
    Fiji10-OctFiji Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
    Finland06-DecIndependence Day, declaration of independence from Russia in 1917
    Florida (United States)02-AprPascua Florida is day or week (as declared by the Governor) celebrating the founding of Florida by Juan Ponce de León on April 2, 1513.
    France14-JulBastille Day, 14 July 1789.[5]
    French Guiana (France)10-JunAbolition of slavery day
    French Polynesia (France)29-JunInternal Autonomy day
    Gabon17-AugIndependence from France in 1960
    Gambia18-FebIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1965
    Georgia26-MayDay of First Republic, declaration of independence from Russia in 1918
    Germany03-OctGerman Unity Day, unification of West Germany and East Germany in 1990
    Ghana06-MarIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1957
    Gibraltar (United Kingdom)10-SepGibraltar National Day, people of Gibraltar vote to reject Spanish sovereignty or association in 1967
    Greece25-MarStart of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821
    Greece28-OctOhi Day, rejection of the Italian ultimatum of 1940
    Greenland (Denmark)21-Jun(Longest Day of the Year) The National Day was introduced in 1983 as one of the Home Rule's traditions and is thus one of several expressions of national identity
    Grenada07-FebIndependence from United Kingdom in 1974
    Guadeloupe (France)27-Mayabolition of slavery day
    Guam (United States)21-JulLiberation Day, American landing on Guam 1944, the beginning of the Battle of Guam
    Guatemala15-SepIndependence from the Kingdom of Spain in 1821
    Guernsey (British Islands)09-MayLiberation Day, the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands in 1945
    Guinea02-OctIndependence from France in 1958
    Guinea-Bissau24-SepDeclaration of independence from Portugal in 1973
    Guyana23-FebMashramani, declaration of the Republic in 1970
    Haiti01-JanDeclaration of independence from France in 1804
    Herm (British Islands)09-MayLiberation Day, the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands in 1945
    Honduras15-SepIndependence from the Kingdom of Spain in 1821
    Hong Kong (China)01-JulTransfer of sovereignty to the PRC in 1997
    Hungary15-Mar1848 Revolution memorial day
    Hungary20-AugSt. Stephen's day
    Hungary23-Oct1956 Revolution memorial day
    Iceland17-JunNational Day, founding of the Republic and dissolution of the personal union with Denmark in 1944
    India26-JanRepublic Day, adoption of the Constitution of India[6] in 1950
    India15-AugIndependence from the British Empire in 1947
    Indonesia17-AugProclamation of Independence day (Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan R.I.) from Japan and the Netherlands in 1945
    Iran11-FebVictory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979
    Iraq03-OctIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1932
    Ireland17-MarDay of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland
    Isle of Man (British Islands)05-JulTynwald Day, annual meeting of the Tynwald (parliament)
    Israel5 Iyar(date varies according to Jewish calendar at 5 Iyar. In 2018, it was celebrated on 19 April; in 2018 it will be on 9 May) Yom Ha'atzmaut, proclamation of independence from the British Mandate of Palestine in 1948
    Italy25-AprPartisans liberate Genoa, Milan, and Turin from German troops in 1945
    Italy02-JunFesta della Repubblica, Italy is made a republic in 1946
    Kosovo NATO17-FebIndependence Day, 2008
    Jamaica1st Monday in AugustIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1962
    Japan11-FebNational Foundation Day, Jimmu, the first emperor, is crowned in 660 BC
    Japan23-DecThe Emperor's Birthday
    Jersey (British Islands)09-MayLiberation Day, the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands in 1945
    Jordan25-MayIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1946
    Kazakhstan30-AugConstitution Day, approval of the constitution in 1995
    Kazakhstan16-17 DecemberIndependence Day
    Kenya12-DecIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1963; (Jamhuri Day), made a republic in 1964
    Kiribati12-JulIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1979
    Kurdistan (Iraq)21-MarNowruz, Persian New Year, celebrated on the spring equinox
    Kuwait25-FebNational Day
    Kuwait26-FebLiberation Day (from Iraq in 1991)
    Kyrgyzstan31-AugIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the USSR in 1991
    Laos02-DecNational Day, declaration of the People's Republic in 1975
    Latvia18-NovSee Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia
    Lebanon25-MayResistance and Liberation Day from Israel in 2000
    Lebanon22-NovSee Lebanese Independence Day
    Lesotho04-OctIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1966
    Liberia26-JulProclamation of the Republic: independence from the United States in 1847
    Libya17-FebStart of the 2011 Revolution
    Liechtenstein15-AugThe Hereditary Prince becomes Regent in 2004
    Lithuania16-FebLithuanian State Reestablishment Day, declaration of independence from Russia and Germany in 1918
    Lithuania06-JulStatehood Day, establishment of the medieval Lithuanian kingdom by Mindaugas in 1253.
    Luxembourg23-JunThe Monarch's birthday
    Macau (China)20-DecTransfer of sovereignty to the PRC in 1999
    Republic of Macedonia02-AugRepublic Day
    Republic of Macedonia08-SepIndependence Day (Den na nezavisnosta), declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
    Madagascar26-JunIndependence from France in 1960
    Madeira (Portugal)01-JulMadeira Day, day of autonomy within Portugal
    Malawi06-JulIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1964; declaration of the Republic in 1966
    Malaysia31-AugHari Merdeka, independence from the United Kingdom (as Malaya) in 1957. Also known as Hari Kebangsaan (National day) in Malay.
    Malaysia16-SepMalaysia Day, merger of North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore into the Federation of Malaysia and the change of name from Malaya in 1963.
    Maldives26-Jul 
    Mali22-SepIndependence from the Mali Federation in 1960
    Malta31-MarFreedom Day, withdrawal of British troops from Malta in 1979
    Malta07-JunSette Giugno, bread riot of 1919 in which 4 Maltese men died
    Malta08-SepVictory Day, celebrating the victory of the Knights of St. John over the Ottoman Empire in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, the end of the French occupation in 1800, and the surrender of Italy to the Allies in 1943
    Malta21-SepIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
    Malta13-DecRepublic Day, adoption of the republican constitution of 1974
    Marshall Islands01-MayConstitution Day, adoption of the Compact of Free Association in 1979
    Martinique (France)22-MayAbolition of slavery day
    Mauritania28-NovIndependence from France in 1960
    Mauritius12-MarIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1968; formation of the Republic in 1992
    Mayotte (France)27-AprAbolition of slavery day
    Mexico16-SepGrito de Dolores, beginning of the War of Independence from Spain in 1810
    Micronesia03-NovIndependence from the US-administered UN Trusteeship in 1979
    Moldova27-AugIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
    Monaco19-Novthe accession of Prince Albert II to the throne in 2005
    Mongolia11-JulNaadam Holiday; establishment of independence from China and Russia in 1921
    Mongolia26-NovNational Foundation Day
    Montenegro21-MayIndependence from Serbia and Montenegro in 2006
    Montenegro13-Julrecognised as independent at the Congress of Berlin in 1878
    Montserrat (United Kingdom)2nd Saturday in June 
    Morocco18-NovAccession of Muhammad V. tho the Throne 1927
    Mozambique25-JunIndependence from Portugal in 1975
    Myanmar04-JanIndependence from the British Empire in 1948
    Namibia21-MarIndependence from South Africa in 1990
    Nauru31-JanIndependence from the Australia, NZ, and UK-administered UN trusteeship 1968
    Nepal20-SepConstitution of Nepal was promulgated on 20 September 2015. Nepal declared National Day on 20 September
    Kingdom of the Netherlands15-DecKingdom day, signing of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands 1954
    Kingdom of the Netherlands27-AprKing's Day, King Willem-Alexander's birthday
    Kingdom of the Netherlands05-MayLiberation Day, end of German occupation in 1945
    New Zealand06-FebWaitangi Day, signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840
    Nicaragua15-SepIndependence from the Kingdom of Spain in 1821
    Niger18-DecRepublic Day, made an autonomous state within the French Community in 1958
    Nigeria29-MayDemocracy Day, return to democratic rule in 1999
    Nigeria01-OctIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1960; formation of the Republic in 1963
    Niue19-OctSelf-government in free association with New Zealand in 1974
    Norfolk Island (Australia)08-JunBeginning of permanent settlement of the island by migrants from the Pitcairn Islands in 1856
    North Korea09-SepDay of the Foundation of the Republic in 1948[7]
    North Korea10-OctParty Foundation Day in 1945
    United Kingdom Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)17-MarSt. Patrick's Day; a public holiday sometimes associated with Irish nationalism
    United Kingdom Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)12-Jul"The Twelfth" commemorates the Battle of the Boyne in 1690; a public holiday associated with Ulster unionism
    Northern Mariana Islands (United States)08-JanCommonwealth Day, the constitutional government takes office in 1978
    Norway17-MayConstitution Day, the signing of the first Norwegian Constitution in Eidsvoll 1814
    Oman18-NovBirthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
    Pakistan23-MarPakistan day, the Pakistan Resolution passed in Lahore in 1940
    Pakistan14-AugIndependence Day, independence from the British Indian Empire in 1947
    Palau09-JulConstitution Day, adoption of the Constitution in 1980
    Palestine15-NovDeclaration of Independence in 1988
    Panama03-NovSeparation Day, independence from Colombia in 1903
    Papua New Guinea16-SepIndependence from Australia in 1975
    Paraguay14-MayIndependence Day (Día de Independencia), declaration of independence from Spain in 1811
    Peru28-JulDeclaration of independence from Spain in 1821
    Philippines12-JunAraw ng Kalayaan, declaration of independence from Spain in 1898
    Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)2nd Saturday in June 
    Poland03-MayŚwięto Konstytucji (Constitution Day), adoption of the Constitution of 1791
    Poland11-NovŚwięto Niepodległości (Independence Day), restoration of independence from Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia in 1918
    Portugal10-JunPortugal Day, officially the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities, death of national poet Luís de Camões in 1580
    Puerto Rico (United States)25-JulConstitution Day, establishment of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1952; formerly Invasion Day, day of the American invasion in 1898
    Qatar18-DecQatar National Day, the assumption of power by Emir Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani in 1878
    Québec (Canada)24-JunSaint-Jean-Baptiste Day, feast day of John the Baptist, the patron saint of French Canadians
    Romania24-JanUnification of the Romanian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, the foundation of modern Romania in 1859
    Romania01-DecGreat Union Day, unification with Transylvania in 1918
    Russia12-JunRussia Day, Declaration of State Sovereignty in 1990
    Rwanda01-JulIndependence from Belgium in 1962
    Réunion (France)20-DecAbolition of slavery day
    Saba (Kingdom of the Netherlands)03-Dec 
    Saint Helena (United Kingdom)2nd Saturday in June 
    Saint Kitts and Nevis19-SepIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1983
    Saint Lucia13-DecFeast day of Saint Lucy, after whom the island was named
    Saint Lucia22-FebIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines27-OctIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
    Samoa01-JunIndependence Day, independence from New Zealand in 1962
    San Marino03-SepIndependence from the Roman Empire in year 301 (traditional date)
    Sardinia (Italy)28-AprSardinian revolution and expulsion of Piedmontese Viceroy and Sardinian-Piedmontese officials from Cagliari, capital and largest city of Sardinia
    São Paulo (Brazil)09-JulConstitutionalist Revolt against Vargas Regime in 1932
    Sark (British Islands)09-MayLiberation Day, the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands in 1945
    Saudi Arabia23-SepSaudi National Day
    Scotland (United Kingdom)30-NovDay of St. Andrew, patron saint of Scotland
    Senegal04-AprIndependence from France in 1960
    Serbia15-FebStatehood Day, the beginning of the Serbian Revolution against Ottoman rule in 1804; adoption of the first constitution in 1835
    Seychelles18-JunNational Day, adoption of a multi-party democratic constitution in 1993
    Sierra Leone27-AprRepublic Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
    Singapore09-AugNational Day, independence from Malaysia in 1965
    Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands)11-NovSint Maarten's Day[8]
    Slovakia01-JanIndependence Day, independence from Czechoslovakia in 1993
    Slovakia29-AugSlovak National Uprising Day, start of a Slovak uprising against Nazi Germany in 1944
    Slovakia01-SepConstitution Day, adoption of the Constitution in 1992
    Slovenia25-JunStatehood Day, declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
    Slovenia25-OctSovereignty Day, withdrawal of the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army from the Slovenian territory in 1991
    Slovenia26-DecIndependence and Unity Day, declaration of the results of the Slovenian independence referendum in 1990
    Solomon Islands07-JulIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1978
    Somalia01-JulIndependence from Italy and unification with Somaliland in 1960
    South Africa27-AprFirst democratic general election in 1994 (see Freedom Day (South Africa))
    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom)2nd Saturday in JuneLiberation from Argentina at the end of the Falklands War in 1982
    South Korea01-MarDeclaration of independence from the Empire of Japan
    South Korea15-AugLiberation from Japanese rule in 1945 (Gwangbokjeol); declaration of the Republic in 1948
    South Korea03-OctGaecheonjeol, ancient Korea founded in 2333 BC
    South Sudan09-JulIndependence Day, independence from Sudan in 2011
    Spain12-OctFiesta Nacional de España, Columbus discovery of America in 1492
    Sri Lanka04-FebIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1948 under the name of Ceylon
    Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina)09-JanProclamation of the Republic, independent of Bosnia and Herzegovina and part of Yugoslavia, in 1992
    Sudan01-JanIndependence from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Egypt in 1956
    Suriname25-NovIndependence Day, independence from the Netherlands in 1975
    Sweden06-JunNational Day: election of Gustav Vasa as King of Sweden in 1523; adoption of the constitutions of 1809 and 1974
    Switzerland01-AugNational Day, alliance between Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden against the Holy Roman Empire in 1291
    Syria08-MarIndependence from the Ottoman Empire and the declaration of the Arab Kingdom of Syria.
    Syria17-AprEvacuation Day, end of French colonial rule in 1946
    São Tomé and Príncipe12-JulIndependence from Portugal in 1975
    Tajikistan09-SepIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
    Tanzania09-DecIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
    Tatarstan (Russia)30-AugDeclaration of independence from the RSFSR in 1990
    Texas (United States)02-MarIndependence Day, declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836.
    Thailand05-DecBirthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Togo27-AprIndependence from the French-administered UN trusteeship in 1960
    Tonga04-JunEmancipation Day abolition of serfdom 1862; independence from the United Kingdom 1970
    Tonga04-NovNational Day [formerly Constitution Day] 1875
    Transnistria02-SepIndependence Day, declaration of independence from Moldova in 1990
    Trinidad and Tobago31-AugIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
    Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom)2nd Saturday in June 
    Tunisia20-MarDeclaration of independence from France in 1956
    Turkey29-OctRepublic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı), adoption of a republican constitution in 1923
    Turkmenistan27-OctIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
    Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)30-AugConstitution Day, adoption of a constitution in 1976
    Tuvalu01-OctIndependence Day, independence from the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) in 1975 and from the United Kingdom in 1978
    Uganda09-OctIndependence from the United Kingdom in 1962
    Ukraine24-AugIndependence from the Soviet Union in 1991. See Independence Day of Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates02-DecNational Day, formation of the federation of seven emirates on independence from the United Kingdom in 1971
    United Kingdom2nd Saturday in JuneDoes not have a recognized national day (see proposed British national day), although the Queen's Official Birthday (which is declared annually, usually falling on the second Saturday in June) is sometimes considered as such, for example, in British diplomatic institutions overseas
    United States04-JulIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776
    United States Virgin Islands (United States)31-MarTransfer Day, transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States in 1917
    Uruguay25-AugDía de la Independencia (Independence Day), declaration of independence from Brazil in 1825
    Uzbekistan01-SepIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
    Vanuatu30-JulIndependence Day, independence from the United Kingdom and France in 1980
    Vatican City11-FebFoundation of Vatican City
    Venezuela05-JulIndependence Day, declaration of independence from Spain in 1811
    Vietnam02-SepNational Day, declaration of independence from France and Japan in 1945
    Wales (United Kingdom)01-MarSt. David's Day, feast day of patron saint of Wales
    Yemen22-MayUnity Day, North and South Yemen are unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990
    Zambia24-OctIndependence Day, declaration of independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
    Zimbabwe18-AprDeclaration of independence from the United Kingdom 1980; it had previously declared independence as Rhodesia in 1965