Around the world people like to celebrate and there's no better occasion than a national holiday. Here is a list of countries who will be celebrating their national holiday in the month of August.
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Bolivia – August 6. Claiming their independence from Spain, Bolivia celebrates in true South American style with traditional food, drinking and parades. You can find these events around the country.
Chad – August 11. While August holds the actual date of Chad's independence, they celebrate it January to avoid the monsoon season. This is a public holiday and celebrated with speeches and sporting events.
Republic of the Congo – August 15. Fête Nationale translated as Independence Day, is celebrated in Congo as the day they got back their motherland.
Cook Islands – First Monday in August. Constitution Day marks the date of independence from New Zealand. It is a week long event which includes a float parade plus sporting and cultural events. You can also find an agricultural show with flowers and local produce.
Ecuador – August 10. Most of the country celebrates on this day to commemorate South Americas first uprising against Spain. Guayaquil celebrates this occasion an day prior, on the 9th.
Gabon – August 17. Celebrating their independence from France, Gabon has cultural dancing and drumming. They are also known for their wines which they drink this day to celebrate. Find people getting together in cities and villages throughout the country.
Hungary – August 20. St Stephens Day celebrates the date the foundation of the country took place all day long. Events begin at Kossuth Square with a flag raising. Following that are parades festivals and various other events. The day concludes with a fireworks and dancing.
India – August 15. India celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom with parades and festivities across the country. They have flag raisings and other events to remember the lives lost while obtaining their freedom.
Indonesia – August 17. Indonesia's Independence from the Dutch is celebrated with a broadcast of the flag hoisting at the National Palace. It is a very patriotic day which includes the usual speeches from political dignitaries. Afterwards, people take part in games, music, and decorating.
Jamaica – August 6. Jamaica celebrates across the island with parades and by wearing their flags colors of green, yellow and black.
South Korea – August 15. Liberation Day is a public holiday to recognize those lives lost while gaining their freedom from the Japanese. You will find everything is closed and events take place throughout the day.
Kyrgyzstan – August 31. Even thought the government isn't as stable as they would prefer, they still find time to celebrate their independence with traditional clothing, parades and lots of fireworks.
Liechtenstein – August 15. National Day is celebrated with bon fires around the mountains of Tuass and fireworks coming from Vaduz Castle near Triesen.
Malaysia – August 31. Malaysia Day celebrates their independence from Great Britain. They light up the sky with fireworks and celebrate their diverse past with traditional clothing and parades.
Moldova - August 27. Celebrating their independence from the Soviet Union, Moldova has public speeches and flower laying to commemorate their past and celebrate their future.
Singapore – August 9. National Day is typically celebrated either at the Padang or Marina Bay. It is a large event which thousands of people attend and partake in national songs. Each year has a unique theme as well as a theme song.
Switzerland – August 1. Founding of The Swiss Confederation back in the year 1291, if you can remember those good ol' days. They celebrate with barbeques, picnics and fireworks. You can find events happening locally around the country.
Trinidad and Tobago – August 31. Getting their independence from Great Britain, this island country in the Caribbean celebrates with a military parade in Queens Park, and the day concludes with fireworks. Get there early to beat the crowd.
Ukraine – August 24. On this day citizens of Ukraine go out to the market and the circus as they have off from school or work. They party and celebrate their independence from the Soviet Union.
Uruguay – August 25. Parades and a flag hoisting are a few things that start this day as school and businesses close for this holiday. They also have concerts and a fireworks display to celebrate their independence from Brazil.