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2015 December: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Nov 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

Another year is drawing to a close and people are looking forward to their year-end festivities. If you have foreign friends or loved ones you might like to head over to the FlagAndMap gift store where you’ll find gift ideas for people with international connections. Gifts include apparel, accessories, home and office items, and novelties, all of which feature designs with special meaning for people from other countries. We hope you enjoy browsing and will find something entertaining for the giver and recipient alike.

Dec 1: Great Union Day (Romania)
Dec 2: National Day (Laos, United Arab Emirates)
Dec 5: King’s Birthday (Thailand)
Dec 6: Independence Day (Finland)
Dec 12: Jamhuri Day (Kenya)
Dec 16: National Day (Bahrain, Kazakhstan)
Dec 17: National Day (Bhutan)
Dec 18: National Day (Qatar)
Dec 22: Winter Solstice
Dec 25: Christmas (Western Christianity)

2015 November: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Oct 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

Americans in the States enjoy a day of family fellowship toward the end of November – it’s Thanksgiving and it falls on November 26th this year. The list below indicates the dates of several other national celebrations that occur in November. Your foreign friends will always be pleased to hear from you, so head over to the FlagAndMap greeting card section to select stationary designed specifically for communication across borders.

Nov 1: All Saints Day; State Day (Antigua and Barbuda)
Nov 3: Independence Day (Dominica, Micronesia); Separation Day (Panama)
Nov 4: National Day (Tonga)
Nov 9: Independence Day (Cambodia)
Nov 11: Diwali; Veterans Day / Remembrance Day; Independence Day (Angola, Poland)
Nov 15: Independence Day (Palestine)
Nov 18: Independence Day (Latvia, Morocco); National Day (Oman)
Nov 19: National Day (Monaco)
Nov 22: Independence Day (Lebanon)
Nov 25: Independence Day (Suriname)
Nov 26: Thanksgiving (United States);
Nov 28: Independence Day (Albania, Mauritania)
Nov 30: Independence Day (Barbados); St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)

2015 October: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Sep 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

Muslims will celebrate a new year in the middle of October 2015 (the exact date depends on location). During the same month people in several countries will celebrate independence days. Croatians for example will celebrate on October 8th, so if you wish to send greetings to Croatian friends check out our greeting cards for Croatians. Below is a list of other significant events around the world during October.

Oct 1: Independence Day (Cyprus, Nigeria, Palau, Tuvalu); National Day (China)
Oct 2: Independence Day (Guinea-Conakry)
Oct 3: Independence Day (Iraq); Unity Day (Germany)
Oct 4: Independence Day (Lesotho)
Oct 8: Independence Day (Croatia)
Oct 9: Independence Day (Uganda)
Oct 10: Double Ten Day (Taiwan); Fiji Day; Independence Day (Cuba)
Oct 12: Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea); National Day (Spain)
Oct 13: Día de la Raza (Argentina); National Heritage Day (Turks and Caicos Is.)
Oct 14: New Year (Islamic calendar);
Oct 19: Constitution Day (Nuie)
Oct 23: Liberation Day (Libya)
Oct 24: Independence Day (Zambia)
Oct 26: National Day (Austria)
Oct 27: Independence Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkmenistan)
Oct 28: Independence Day (Czechia)
Oct 29: Republic Day (Turkey)

2015 September: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Aug 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

Did you miss the total lunar eclipse back in April because you were on the wrong side of the earth? – that’s too bad as they can be quite pretty. Not to worry, you have a second chance on September 28th and this time you need to be in Africa, Europe or the Americas – a much bigger global audience! If you are in the Americas then you may have connections with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua. In that case prepare to celebrate on the 15th of the month when those countries commemorate independence. Several other important September national days are noted in the list below.

Sep 1: Constitution Day (Slovakia); Independence Day (Uzbekistan)
Sep 2: Independence Day (Vietnam)
Sep 6: Independence Day (Swaziland)
Sep 7: Independence Day (Brazil)
Sep 8: Independence Day (Macedonia); Our Lady of Meritxell Day (Andorra)
Sep 9: Independence Day (North Korea, Tajikistan)
Sep 13: Rosh Hashanah
Sep 15: Independence Day (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)
Sep 16: Grito de Dolores (Mexico); Independence Day (Papua New Guinea)
Sep 18: National Day (Chile)
Sep 19: Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
Sep 21: Independence Day (Armenia, Belize, Malta)
Sep 22: Yom Kippur; Independence Day (Bulgaria, Mali)
Sep 23: Autumnal Equinox; National Day (Saudi Arabia)
Sep 24: Eid al-Adha; Independence Day (Guinea-Bissau)
Sep 28: Total Lunar Eclipse
Sep 30: Independence Day (Botswana)

2015 July: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Jun 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

For French people July will likely bring to mind what English speakers call Bastille Day, which occurs on the 14th. This is the French National Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789 at the start of the French Revolution. It would be a good time to enjoy the company of your French friends and show appreciation for the values of liberty, equality and fraternity. The list below notes the dates of many other national days that occur in July – follow the links to browse FlagAndMap products for the selected nation.

Jul 1: Canada Day; Independence Day (Burundi, Rwanda); Territory Day (British Virgin Islands)
Jul 3: Independence Day (Belarus)
Jul 4: Independence Day (United States)
Jul 5: Independence Day (Algeria, Cape Verde, Venezuela)
Jul 6: Independence Day (Comoros, Malawi)
Jul 7: Independence Day (Solomon Is.)
Jul 9: Ramadan begins; Independence Day (Argentina, South Sudan)
Jul 10: Independence Day (Bahamas)
Jul 11: Naadam begins (Mongolia)
Jul 12: Independence Day (Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe)
Jul 14: Bastille Day (France)
Jul 18: Eid al-Fitr
Jul 20: Independence Day (Colombia)
Jul 21: National Day (Belgium); Liberation Day (Guam)
Jul 23: Revolution Day (Egypt)
Jul 25: Constitution Day (Puerto Rico)
Jul 26: Independence Day (Liberia, Maldives)
Jul 28: Independence Day (Peru)
Jul 30: Independence Day (Vanuatu)

2015 June: What’s On Worldwide

2015 May 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

June 12th would be a good time to connect with friends from the Philippines or Russia as that will be when they celebrate their nations’ independence days. You could even create a personalized FlagAndMap t-shirt so they will be suitably attired for the occasion. Several other national days also fall in June as noted below.

Jun 1: Independence Day (Samoa)
Jun 2: Republic Day (Italy)
Jun 5: Constitution Day (Denmark)
Jun 6: National Day (Sweden)
Jun 10: Portugal Day
Jun 12: Independence Day (Philippines); Russia Day
Jun 14: Liberation Day (Falkland Is.)
Jun 17: National Day (Iceland)
Jun 18: National Day (Seychelles)
Jun 21: Summer Solstice; Ullortuneq (Greenland)
Jun 23: National Day (Luxembourg)
Jun 25: Independence Day (Mozambique); Statehood Day (Slovenia)
Jun 26: Independence Day (Madagascar)
Jun 27: Independence Day (Djibouti)
Jun 30: Independence Day (Congo-Kinshasa)

2015 April: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Mar 26   category: Global Culture   author:  

In case you missed the recent solar eclipse and you happen to be in the Pacific Rim you’ll have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse on April 4th. Five days later you can show some unity with Georgian friends as they celebrate their National Unity Day. Find something from the FladAndMap Georgian line to bring them good cheer. Several other national celebrations also occur in April as can be seen from the list below.

Apr 1: April Fools’ Day; Islamic Republic Day (Iran)
Apr 3: Passover begins
Apr 4: Total Lunar Eclipse; Independence Day (Senegal)
Apr 5: Easter Sunday (Western Christianity)
Apr 9: National Unity Day (Georgia)
Apr 12: Easter Sunday (Eastern Christianity)
Apr 17: Flag Day (American Samoa); Evacuation Day (Syria)
Apr 18: Independence Day (Zimbabwe)
Apr 23: St. George’s Day (England); Independence Day (Israel)
Apr 26: Union Day (Tanzania)
Apr 27: Freedom Day (South Africa); Independence Day (Togo); Koningsdag (Netherlands); Republic Day (Sierra Leone)

2015 March: What’s On Worldwide

2015 Feb 25   category: Global Culture   author:  

This year there will be a total solar eclipse coinciding with the vernal equinox but you’ll have to travel to the Faroe Islands to experience less than 3 minutes of totality. Alternatively you can stay at home and party with Greek friends as they celebrate their independence day five days later on March 25th. Pick up a FlagAndMap gift featuring a Greek design for this special occasion. Several other national celebrations also occur in March as can be seen from the list below.

Mar 1: Independence Day (Bosnia and Herzegovina); St. David’s Day (Wales)
Mar 6: Holi; Independence Day (Ghana)
Mar 11: Independence Day (Lithuania)
Mar 12: Independence Day (Mauritius)
Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland)
Mar 20: Vernal Equinox; Total Solar Eclipse (Faroe Is.); Independence Day (Tunisia)
Mar 21: Independence Day (Namibia)
Mar 23: Pakistan Day
Mar 25: Independence Day (Greece)
Mar 26: Independence Day (Bangladesh)
Mar 31: Freedom Day (Malta); Transfer Day (US Virgin Islands)