The DIPLOMATIC WATCH, Nigeria’s first Digital Diplomacy Magazine, brings you the National Days of various countries, from January to December.

These special days are commemorated annually, and usually declared Public Holidays, by these countries in their homeland and various consulates where they operate from.

The exact dates for these national days have been provided below:

JANUARY
1 Cuba – Day of Liberation
1 Haiti – National Day
1 Sudan – Independence Day
4 Myanmar (Burma) – Independence Day

26 Australia – Australia Day
26 India – Republic Day

31 Nauru – Independence Day

FEBRUARY
4 Sri Lanka – Independence Day
6 New Zealand – Waitangi Day
7 Grenada – Independence Day
11 Iran – Islamic Revolution Day

15 Republic of Serbia – National Day and Armed Forces Day
16 Lithuania – Independence Day
17 Kosovo – National Day
18 The Gambia – Independence Day
23 Guyana – Republic Day
24 Estonia – Independence Day
25 Kuwait – National Day
27 Dominican Republic – Independence Day

MARCH
1 Bosnia Herzegovina – National Day
3 Bulgaria – National Day
6 Ghana – National Day
12 Mauritius – Republic Day
15 Hungary – National Day

17 Ireland – St Patricks Day

20 Tunisia – National Day
21 Namibia – National Day
23 Pakistan – National Day
25 Greece – Independence Day
26 Bangladesh – Independence Day

APRIL
3 Guinea – National Day

4 Senegal – National Day
9 Iraq – National Day
16 Denmark – Royal Birthday
17 Syria – National Day
18 Zimbabwe – National Day

19 Holy See – Inauguration Day
19 Swaziland – Royal Birthday

24 Israel – National Day
26 Tanzania – Union Day
27 Sierra Leone – National Day
27 South Africa – Freedom Day
27 Togo – National Day
30 Netherlands – Official Birthday

MAY
3 Poland – National Day

5 Netherlands – Liberation Day
15 Paraguay – Independence Day
17 Norway – Constitution Day
20 Cameroon – National Day

22 Yemen – National Day

24 Eritrea – National Day
25 Argentina – National Day
25 Jordan – Independence Day
26 Georgia – Independence Day
26 Guyana – Independence Day
28 Azerbaijan – National Day
28 Ethiopia – National Day

JUNE
1 Samoa – Independence Day

2 Italy – National Day
5 Denmark – Constitution Day
6 Sweden – National Day
10 Portugal – National Day

12 Philippines – National Day
12 Russia – National Day

16 UK Royal Birthday
17 Iceland – National Day
23 Luxembourg – National Day

25 Croatia – National Day
25 Mozambique – National Day
25 Slovenia – National Day
26 Madagascar – Independence Day
27 Djibouti – National Day
29 Seychelles – National Day
30 Democratic Republic of Congo – National Day

JULY
1 British Virgin Islands – Territory Day

1 Burundi – National Day
1 Canada – National Day
1 Rwanda – National Day
1 Somalia – National Day
3 Belarus – National Day

4 United States – Independence Day
4 Tonga – Royal Birthday
5 Cape Verde – National Day
5 Venezuela – Independence Day
6 Malawi – National Day

7 Nepal – Royal Birthday
10 The Bahamas – National Day
11 Mongolia – National Day
12 Kiribati – Independence Day
12 Sao Tome and Principe – National Day
13 Montenegro – National Day
14 France – National Day
15 Brunei – Royal Birthday
17 Lesotho – Royal Birthday
20 Colombia – Independence Day
21 Belgium – National Day
23 Egypt – National Day
26 Liberia – Independence Day
26 Maldives – National Day
28 Peru – National Day
30 Morocco – Date of Accession
30 Vanuatu – Independence Day

AUGUST
1 Benin – National Day

1 Switzerland – National Day
2 Macedonia – National Day
6 Bolivia – Independence Day
6 Jamaica – Independence Day
7 Cote d’Ivoire – National Day

9 Singapore – National Day
10 Ecuador – Independence Day

11 Chad – Independence Day
15 Republic of Congo – National Day
15 Korea – National Day
15 Liechtenstein – National Day
17 Gabon – National Day
17 Indonesia – National Day
19 Afghanistan – National Day
20 Hungary – National Day
24 Ukraine – Independence Day
25 Uruguay – Independence Day
27 Moldova – National Day
31 Kyrgyzstan – Independence Day
31 Malaysia – National Day
31 Trinidad and Tobago – Independence Day

SEPTEMBER
1 Slovakia – Constitution Day

1 Uzbekistan – Independence Day
2 Vietnam – National Day
3 San Marino – National Day
6 Swaziland – National Day

7 Brazil – Independence Day
8 Andorra – National Day

8 Macedonia – Independence Day
9 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – National Day
9 Tajikistan – Independence Day
15 Costa Rica – Independence Day
15 El Salvador – Independence Day
15 Guatemala – Independence Day
15 Honduras – Independence Day
15 Nicaragua – Independence Day
16 Mexico – Independence Day
16 Papua New Guinea – National Day
16 St Christopher & Nevis – National Heroes Day
18 Chile – National Day
19 St Christopher and Nevis – Independence Day
21 Armenia – National Day
21 Belize – National Day
21 Malta – National Day
22 Mali – National Day
23 Saudi Arabia – National Day
24 Guinea-Bissau – National Day
30 Botswana – Botswana Day

OCTOBER
1 China – National Day

1 Cyprus – Independence Day
1 Libya – National Day
1 Nigeria – National Day
2 Guinea – National Day

3 Germany – National Day

3 Iraq – Independence Day (National Day)
4 Lesotho – Independence Day
9 Uganda – Independence Day

10 Fiji – National Day
12 Equatorial Guinea – National Day
12 Spain – National Day
23 Hungary – National Day
24 United Nations Day
24 Zambia – Independence Day
26 Austria – National Day
27 St Vincent & the Grenadines – Independence Day
27 Turkmenistan – Independence Day
28 Czech Republic – National Day
29 Turkey – National Day

NOVEMBER
1 Algeria – National Day
1 Antigua & Barbuda – National Day
3 Commonwealth of Dominica – Independence Day
3 Panama – Independence Day
4 Tonga – National Day
9 Cambodia – National Day
11 Angola – Independence Day
18 Latvia – National Day

18 Oman – National Day
19 Monaco – National Day
22 Lebanon – National Day

25 Suriname – National Day
28 Albania – National Day
28 Mauritania – Independence Day
30 Barbados – National Day

DECEMBER
1 Central Africa Republic – National Day
1 Romania – National Day
2 Laos – National Day

2 United Arab Emirates – National Day
5 Thailand – Royal Birthday

6 Finland – National Day

11 Burkina Faso – National Day

12 Kenya – Independence Day

12 Turkmenistan – Day of Turkmenistan Neutrality
16 Bahrain – National Day

16 Kazakhstan – Independence Day
18 Niger – National Day

18 Qatar – National Day
23 Japan – Royal Birthday