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Now switching to British Virgin Islands (2/8).
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Now switching to Cayman Islands (3/8).
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Now switching to Hong Kong (4/8).
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Now for Somalia (5/8).
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I'll try my best I guess

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Burundi time.
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Rwanda now (7/8).
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I did all 8

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July 2

Curacao (1954) --- Curacao Day




Curaçao gained self-government on 1 January 1954, as an island territory of the Netherlands Antilles. Despite this, the islanders did not fully participate in the political process until after the social movements of the late 1960s. The island developed a tourist industry and offered low corporate taxes to encourage companies to set up holdings in order to avoid higher taxes elsewhere. In the mid-1980s, Royal Dutch Shell sold the refinery for a symbolic amount to a local government consortium. The aging refinery has been the subject of lawsuits in recent years, which charge that its emissions, including sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, far exceed safety standards. The government consortium currently leases the refinery to the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. In recent years, the island had attempted to capitalize on its peculiar history and heritage to expand its tourism industry. On 2 July 1984, the 30th anniversary of the first elected Island Council, the council inaugurated the National Flag and the official anthem. Since then, the movement to separate the island from the Antillean federation has steadily become stronger.
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July 3

Belarus (1944) --- Independence Day




Unlike the other countries that formed the part of the erstwhile Soviet Union, Belarusian does not celebrate its Independence Day to honor its freedom from the USSR. Instead, it celebrates the liberation of its capital city, Minsk from the Nazi forces in 1944. Each year the country commemorates this occasion on July 3.

Until 1996, Belarus celebrated its Independence Day on July 27, the day in 1990 when Belarus' Supreme Council official declared the country free from USSR. That changed in 1996 when, through a referendum, people voted to make July 3 the Independence Day of this landlocked country in Eastern Europe. The day was chosen in honor of those who fought to free Minsk from German forces during the Second World War. Belarus saw widespread destruction during the Second World War, with third-largest Nazi concentration camp set up in the outskirts of Minsk, where about 200,000 people were cruelly killed. As Nazi Germany invaded Russia in 1941, Belarus became embroiled in bloodbath, which continued until 1944. The Red Army drove the Germans out of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (formed at the end of World War I as the Red Army took control of Belarus) and Minsk finally became free on July 3, 1944. The western part of Belarus, which was under Poland after the Treaty of Riga was signed in 1921, was official recognized as the part of Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic at the end of the war in 1945. The 1990s saw many important developments including the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the collapse of the USSR, which lead to the creation of independent Republic of Belarus in 1991, and Alexander Lukashenko became the country's first President.
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July 4

United States of America (1776) --- Independence Day




The American Revolution was the first successful colonial war of independence against a European power. Americans had developed a democratic system of local government and an ideology of "republicanism" that held government rested on the will of the people (not the king), which strongly opposed corruption and demanded civic virtue. They demanded their rights as Englishmen and rejected British efforts to impose taxes without the approval of colonial legislatures. The British insisted and the conflict escalated to full-scale war in 1775, the American Revolutionary War. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress, convening in Philadelphia, established a Continental Army under the command of George Washington. Proclaiming that "all men are created equal" and endowed with "certain unalienable Rights", the Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted largely by Thomas Jefferson, on July 4, 1776. That date is now celebrated annually as America's Independence Day.
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Due to lack of serious activity here anymore and on the board, I have decided to stop updating this thread. I wish all the remaining countries a Happy National Day.
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Gee this was a great thread and I had to miss the 4th of July

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October 29

Turkey (1923) --- Declaration of Republic







The Republic Day of Turkey is one of the public holidays in Turkey, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting at 1:00 pm on October 28.

On 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey.

Turkey had effectively been a republic from April 23, 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey) but official recognition of this came only 3 years later. On 29 October 1923, the new name of the nation and its status as a republic was declared. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Atatürk was selected as the 1st president of the Republic of Turkey by unanimous vote.

Since then, every year on October 29 is celebrated as Republic Day in Turkey.
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