Independence Day Special: 15 August-5 Nations 1 Day

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Independence Day Special: 15 August - 5 Nations 1 Day
Bahrain

Bahrain

Bahrain
  • Bahrain (1971)
  • Dilmun civilization
  • Free from Britain (before that Arabs and Portugal ruled)
  • Bahrain celebrates it National Day on December 16 to coincide with the day that former ruler Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa ascended the throne.
Congo

Congo

Congo
  • Republic of Congo (1960)
  • Independence from France
  • Pygmies followed by Bantu
  • Portuguese began to transport people from Congo to work in their plantations in Brazil. (created riots and attacks)
  • demand for African rubber, oil and cotton in Europe
  • French conquered north of France
India

India

India
  • India (1947)
  • Feast of the Assumption, which celebrates the ascension of Virgin Mary to Heaven, falls on this day

Korea

Korea
Korea
  • Gwangbokjeol
  • Time of the Restoration of Light
  • South Korea (1948)
  • Korea under Japanese rule till WW-II
  • Gwangbokjeol (meaning Time of the Restoration of Light) is one of few public holidays celebrated by both the Koreas — South and North (free from Soviet Union) . Independent Korean governments were created three years later after 1945 when the pro-Soviet Kim Il-sung was made first premier of North Korea and pro-US Syngman Rhee the first president of South Korea (pro-US govt) .
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

  • In 1866, Liechtenstein, a small country located between Austria and Switzerland, was the first one to get independence from the German rule on the said date.
  • 6th smallest nation of world
  • Staatsfeiertag is marked with an official ceremony in front of the Vaduz Castle, cultural events, a public fair, festive processions, a firework display and a large party in the centre of Vaduz.

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