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Global Days of Independence and Nationhood

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Year Month-Day Nation Flag National Event Celebrates Day As
-233310-03 Korea, South   established (Korea) N-Fou
30109-03 San Marino   established a republic N-Rep
30109-03 San Marino   gained independence from Rome N-Rep
129108-01 Switzerland   signed its Federal Charter Nat
149210-12 Spain   celebrated Columbus' arrival in the Americas Nat
152306-06 Sweden   separated from the Kalmar Union Nat
158006-10 Portugal   honored the death of national poet Luís Vaz de Camões Nat
164012-01 Portugal   gained independence from Spain I-Res
176812-21 Nepal   established
177607-04 United States, the   declared independence from the UK Ind
178801-26 Australia   established Nat
178907-14 France   revolted against its monarchy N-Rev
179404-28 Sardinia   revolted against tyranny
180401-01 Haiti   declared independence from France Ind
180402-15 Serbia   declared indepedence from the Ottoman Empire N-Con
180402-15 Serbia   signed its Constitution N-Con
180908-10 Ecuador   declared independence from Spain Ind
181004-19 Venezuela   declared independence from Spain I-Dec
181005-25 Argentina   celebrated the end of the May Revolution N-Rev
181007-20 Colombia   declared independence from Spain Ind
181009-16 Mexico   declared independence from Spain Ind
181009-18 Chile   declared independence from Spain Ind
181105-14 Paraguay   gained independence from Spain Ind
181107-05 Venezuela   declared independence from Spain Ind
181405-17 Norway   signed its Constitution N-Con
181607-09 Argentina   declared independence from Spain Ind
181802-12 Chile   gained independence from Spain
181908-07 Colombia   gained independence from Spain
182103-25 Greece   declared independence from the Ottoman Empire Ind
182107-28 Peru   declared independence from Spain Ind
182109-15 Costa Rica   declared independence from Spain Ind
182109-15 El Salvador   declared independence from Spain Ind
182109-15 Guatemala   declared independence from Spain Ind
182109-15 Honduras   declared independence from Spain Ind
182109-15 Nicaragua   declared independence from Spain Ind
182111-10 Panama   declared independence from Spain I-Dec
182111-28 Panama   gained independence from Spain Ind
182205-24 Ecuador   gained independence from Spain N-Rev
182209-07 Brazil   declared independence from Portugal Ind
182508-06 Bolivia   declared independence from Spain Ind
182508-25 Uruguay   declared independence from Portugal Ind
183107-21 Belgium   gained independence from the Netherlands Ind
184002-06 New Zealand   signed the Treaty of Waitangi Nat
184402-27 Dominican Republic   gained independence from Haiti Ind
184707-26 Liberia   declared independence from the US Ind
184803-15 Hungary   declared independence from Austria N-Rev
184906-05 Denmark   signed its Constitution N-Con
186707-01 Canada   established Nat
187705-09 Romania   declared independence from the Ottoman Empire
187812-18 Qatar   established Nat
189806-12 Philippines, the   declared independence from the US Ind
189806-12 Philippines, the   declared independence from Spain Ind
190205-20 Cuba   gained independence from the US Ind
190311-03 Panama   separated from Columbia Ind
190712-17 Bhutan   declared independence from the UK Nat
190809-22 Bulgaria   declared independence from the Ottoman Empire Ind
191110-10 Taiwan   revolted against its monarchy Nat
191211-28 Albania   declared independence from the Ottoman Empire Ind
191604-24 Ireland   declared independence from the UK
191712-06 Finland   declared independence from Russia Ind
191802-16 Lithuania   declared independence from Russia N-Res
191802-24 Estonia   declared independence from Russia Ind
191805-26 Georgia   declared independence from Russia Ind
191805-28 Azerbaijan   declared independence from Russia N-Rep
191810-28 Czechia   gained independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire Ind
191811-01 Yemen, North   gained independence from the Ottoman Empire
191811-11 Poland   gained independence from Russia Ind
191811-18 Latvia   declared independence from Russia Ind
191812-01 Romania   established the new Romanian State Nat
191801-22 Ukraine   declared independence from Russia
191903-01 Korea, South   declared independence from Japan Ind
191908-19 Afghanistan   declared independence from the UK Nat
192107-11 Mongolia   gained independence from China Nat
192111-26 Mongolia   established a republic Ind
192310-29 Turkey   established a republic (after Ottoman Empire fell) N-Rep
192902-11 Vatican, the   gained independence from Italy
193112-11 South Africa   gained independence from the UK
193209-23 Saudi Arabia   established Nat
193210-03 Iraq   gained independence from the UK Ind
194010-28 Greece   revolted against its dictator Nat
194311-22 Lebanon   gained independence from France Ind
194311-25 Bosnia and Herzegovina   established an Anti-Fascist Council N-Sta
194406-17 Iceland   established a republic Nat
194407-03 Belarus   gained independence from the Soviet Union Ind
194407-03 Belarus   gained independence from Germany Ind
194505-01 Austria   restored its Constitution Nat
194505-05 Netherlands   gained independence from Germany N-Lib
194508-15 Korea, South   gained independence from Japan N-Lib
194508-17 Indonesia   declared independence from Japan Ind
194509-02 Viet Nam   declared independence from France Nat
194509-02 Viet Nam   declared independence from Japan Nat
194604-17 Syria   gained independence from France Ind
194605-25 Jordan   gained independence from the UK Ind
194606-02 Italy   established a republic N-Rep
194708-14 Pakistan   gained independence from the UK Ind
194708-15 India   declared independence from the UK Ind
194801-04 Myanmar   gained independence from the UK Ind
194802-04 Sri Lanka   gained independence from the UK Nat
194805-14 Israel   declared independence from the UK Ind
194807-17 Korea, South   proclaimed its Constitution N-Con
194809-09 Korea, North   declared itself a democratic republic Ind
194907-19 Laos   declared independence from France
194910-01 China   declared itself a people's republic Nat
195112-24 Libya   declared independence from Italy
195206-25 Puerto Rico   signed its Constitution N-Con
195207-23 Egypt   revolted against its monarchy Nat
195311-09 Cambodia   gained independence from France Ind
195411-01 Algeria   declared independence from France N-Rev
195510-26 Austria   gained independence from France Nat
195510-26 Austria   gained independence from the Soviet Union Nat
195510-26 Austria   gained independence from the UK Nat
195510-26 Austria   gained independence from the US Nat
195601-01 Sudan   declared independence from Egypt Ind
195601-01 Sudan   declared independence from the UK Ind
195603-20 Tunisia   gained independence from France Ind
195603-23 Pakistan   established a republic Nat
195610-23 Hungary   declared independence from the Soviet Union N-Rep
195611-18 Morocco   gained independence from France Ind
195611-18 Morocco   gained independence from Spain Ind
195703-06 Ghana   declared independence from the UK Ind
195708-31 Malaysia   gained independence from the UK Nat
195807-14 Iraq   established a republic N-Rep
195810-02 Guinea   gained independence from France Ind
195812-01 Central African Republic, the   established a republic Nat
195812-11 Burkina Faso   established a republic N-Rep
195812-18 Niger   established a republic N-Rep
196001-01 Cameroon   gained independence from France
196001-01 Cameroon   gained independence from the UK
196004-04 Senegal   gained independence from France Ind
196004-27 Togo   gained independence from France Ind
196006-26 Madagascar   gained independence from France Ind
196006-26 Somalia   gained independence from the UK Ind
196006-26 Somaliland   declared independence from Somalia Ind
196006-30 Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   gained independence from Belgium Ind
196007-01 Somalia   gained independence from Italy N-Rep
196007-01 Somalia   established a republic N-Rep
196008-01 Benin   gained independence from France Ind
196008-03 Niger   declared independence from France Ind
196008-05 Burkina Faso   gained independence from France Ind
196008-07 Cote d'Ivoire   gained independence from France Ind
196008-11 Chad   gained independence from France Ind
196008-13 Central African Republic, the   gained independence from France Ind
196008-15 Congo, the Republic of the   gained independence from France Ind
196008-16 Cyprus   gained independence from the UK
196008-17 Gabon   gained independence from France Ind
196009-22 Mali   declared independence from France Ind
196010-01 Cyprus   celebrated independence from the UK Ind
196010-01 Nigeria   gained independence from the UK Ind
196011-28 Mauritania   gained independence from France Ind
196104-27 Sierra Leone   declared independence from the UK Ind
196106-19 Kuwait   declared independence from the UK
196112-09 Tanzania   declared independence from the UK Ind
196201-01 Samoa   gained independence from New Zealand
196207-01 Burundi   gained independence from Belgium Ind
196207-01 Rwanda   gained independence from Belgium Ind
196207-05 Algeria   gained independence from France Ind
196208-06 Jamaica   gained independence from the UK Ind
196208-31 Trinidad and Tobago   gained independence from the UK Ind
196209-26 Yemen, North   established a republic N-Rev
196210-09 Uganda   gained independence from the UK Ind
196210-09 Uganda   established a republic Ind
196309-16 Malaysia   established
196312-12 Kenya   gained independence from the UK Ind
196407-06 Malawi   gained independence from the UK Nat
196409-21 Malta   gained independence from the UK Ind
196410-24 Zambia   declared independence from the UK Ind
196412-12 Kenya   established a republic
196502-18 Gambia, the   gained independence from the UK Ind
196507-26 Maldives, the   gained independence from Spain Ind
196508-04 Cook Islands, the   gained independence from New Zealand N-Con
196508-04 Cook Islands, the   signed its Constitution N-Con
196508-09 Singapore   gained independence from Malaysia Nat
196605-26 Guyana   declared independence from the UK Ind
196609-30 Botswana   gained independence from the UK Nat
196610-04 Lesotho   gained independence from the UK Ind
196611-30 Barbados   declared independence from the UK Ind
196711-30 Yemen, South   declared independence from the UK Ind
196801-31 Nauru   gained independence from Australia Ind
196801-31 Nauru   gained independence from New Zealand Ind
196801-31 Nauru   gained independence from the UK Ind
196803-12 Mauritius   gained independence from the UK Nat
196809-06 Swaziland   gained independence from the UK Ind
196810-12 Guinea, Equatorial   gained independence from Spain Ind
196909-01 Libya   revolted against its monarchy N-Rev
197006-04 Tonga   declared independence from the UK N-Ema
197010-10 Fiji   gained independence from the UK Nat
197103-26 Bangladesh   declared independence from Pakistan Ind
197109-03 Qatar   gained independence from the UK Ind
197112-02 United Arab Emirates, the   declared independence from the UK Nat
197112-16 Bahrain   gained independence from the UK Nat
197209-08 Andorra   celebrated its patron saint Meritxell Nat
197307-10 Bahamas, the   declared independence from Spain Ind
197402-07 Grenada   declared independence from the UK Ind
197501-04 Myanmar   established a republic Ind
197506-25 Mozambique   gained independence from Portugal Ind
197507-05 Cabo Verde   gained independence from Portugal Ind
197507-06 Comoros, the   declared independence from France Ind
197507-12 Sao Tome and Principe   gained independence from Portugal Ind
197509-16 Papua New Guinea   gained independence from Australia Ind
197511-11 Angola   gained independence from the Portugal Ind
197511-25 Suriname   gained independence from the Netherlands Ind
197606-29 Seychelles   gained independence from the UK Ind
197706-27 Djibouti   gained independence from France Ind
197806-07 Solomon Islands, the   gained independence from the UK Ind
197810-01 Tuvalu   gained independence from the UK Ind
197811-03 Dominica   gained independence from the UK Ind
197812-06 Spain   signed its Constitution N-Con
197902-11 Iran   defeated its monarchy N-Rev
197902-22 Saint Lucia   declared independence from the UK Ind
197904-01 Iran   established a republic
197905-10 Micronesia   signed its Constitution N-Con
197907-12 Kiribati   gained independence from the UK Ind
197910-27 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   gained independence from the UK Ind
197912-13 Saint Lucia   gained independence from the UK Nat
198004-18 Zimbabwe   declared independence from the UK Ind
198007-30 Vanuatu   gained independence from France Ind
198007-30 Vanuatu   gained independence from the UK Ind
198107-09 Palau   signed its Constitution N-Con
198107-09 Palau   established a republic N-Con
198109-21 Belize   gained independence from the UK Ind
198111-01 Antigua and Barbuda   gained independence from the UK Ind
198208-15 Guinea, Equatorial   signed its Constitution N-Con
198306-21 Greenland   celebrated the Summer Solstice Nat
198309-19 Saint Kitts and Nevis   declared independence from the UK Ind
198311-15 Cyprus, Northern   declared independence from Cyprus
198401-01 Brunei   gained independence from the UK
198611-03 Micronesia   gained independence from the US Ind
198811-15 Palestine   declared independence from Israel Ind
198911-17 Czechia   revolted against its communist government N-Fre
199003-11 Lithuania   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199003-21 Namibia   gained independence from South Africa Ind
199005-04 Latvia   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199005-22 Yemen   reunited N-Uni
199006-12 Russia   established a republic Nat
199008-30 Tatarstan   declared independence from the Soviet Union
199009-03 Transnistria   declared independence from Moldova
199010-03 Germany   reunited N-Uni
199012-26 Slovenia   celebrated independence from Yugoslavia Ind
199104-09 Georgia   declared independence from the Soviet Union N-Uni
199105-18 Somaliland   gained independence from Somalia N
199105-28 Ethiopia   revolted against its communist government N-Rev
199106-25 Croatia   declared independence from Yugoslavia Nat
199106-25 Slovenia   declared independence from Yugoslavia Nat
199108-20 Estonia   declared independence from the Soviet Union I-Res
199108-24 Ukraine   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199108-27 Moldova   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199108-31 Kyrgyzstan   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199109-01 Uzbekistan   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199109-08 Macedonia   declared independence from Yugoslavia Ind
199109-09 Tajikistan   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199109-21 Armenia   gained independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199110-08 Croatia   gained independence from Yugoslavia Ind
199110-18 Azerbaijan   gained independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199110-27 Turkmenistan   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199112-16 Kazakhstan   declared independence from the Soviet Union Ind
199201-06 Nagorno-Karabakh   declared independence from Azerbaijan
199203-01 Bosnia and Herzegovina   celebrated independence from Yugoslavia Ind
199301-01 Czechia   separated from Slovakia
199301-01 Slovakia   separated from the Czech Republic Ind
199305-24 Eritrea   gained independence from Ethiopia Ind
199404-27 South Africa   established a democracy N-Fre
199410-01 Palau   gained independence from the US Ind
200205-20 Timor-Leste   gained independence from Indonesia Ind
200205-20 Timor-Leste   gained independence from Portugal Ind
200511-19 Monaco   celebrated Albert II Nat
200605-21 Montenegro   declared independence from Serbia Ind
200802-17 Kosovo   declared independence from Serbia Ind
201107-09 Sudan, South   gained independence from Sudan
201710-27 Catalonia   declared independence from Spain

Shortened Celebration Meanings:
     Ind or I = Independence,
     Nat or N = National,
     Con = Constitution,
     Rep = Republic,
     Res = Restoration,
     Rev = Revolution,
     Uni = Unity,
     Lib = Liberation,
     Dec = Declaration,
     Fou = Foundation,
     Fre = Freedom,
     Ema = Emancipation,
     Sta = Statehood,
     • = Not Celebrated

Information compiled mainly from: aGlobalWorld, World Travel Guide, HistoryOrb.com, Encyclopedia.com, InfoPlease.com, World Flag Database, and Wikipedia.
This list will be revised and modified peroidically. (last updated October 2017)
If you notice something wrong or missing, please let me know (robert@uoah.org).

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