Around the world people like to celebrate and there's no better occassion than a national holiday. Here is a list of countries who will be celebrating their national holiday in the month of January.
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Australia – January 26, Australia Day. On this day, Australia celebrates itself as a country. This is the anniversary of 11 First Fleet convict ships arriving to Australia from Great Britain. Across the country events comprise of concerts, fireworks and community events to recognize Australia. For an in depth eplanation with photos, check out the Aussie Nomad.
Cuba – January 1. On the first day of January Cuba will be celebrating La Revolucion or The Triumph of The Revolution. It was on this day they were victorious in ousting President Batista and Fidel would come in to take over.
Haiti – January 1. Haiti declared its independence from the French on the First of January in 1804. One tradition the Haitians have is to eat soup on this day as that represents freedom from the French and equality of the people.
India – January 26. The most popular of all holidays in India is the Republic Day of India, when India realized the goals of its great leaders and become a sovereign state. They spare no expense to make the celebration complete with a grand parade held in the capital to show off their Army Navy and Air Force. Every region of India is represented and it is considered an honor to be a part of the parade.
Nauru – January 31. This small island in the Pacific is one of the worlds smallest independent republics as it peacefully declared its independence from the UK.
Northern Mariana Islands – January 8. Commonwealth Day is celebrated on this chain of islands which is East of Japan. While it is still protected by the US it is self governing which is what this day recognizes.
Sudan – January 1. While Sudan does recognize its independence from British occupation and Egyptian rule, it has been in a seemingly never ending civil war since then.