Independence Day Celebrations of other Countries

15th August 1947 India got independence from British Rule. So every 15th August we celebrate Independence Day with great fervor and Patriotism.

Are we alone in this world who were ruled by foreigners? Let us look at some of countries which celebrate its Independence Day all over the world

Country Date of holiday Year celebrated Event celebrated
 Afghanistan August 19 1919 Independence from United Kingdom in 1919.
 Bahrain December 16 1971 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1971
 Bangladesh March 26 1971 Independence was declared from Pakistan and this led to a nine-month war ending on December 16, 1971.
 Brunei January 1 1984 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. National Day celebrations are held on February 23.
 Burma January 4 1948 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1948.
 Finland December 6 1917 Independence from Russia in 1917. Recognized on January 4, 1918.
 Georgia April 9 1991 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
 Ghana March 6 1957 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.
 India August 15 1947 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.
 Indonesia August 17 1945 Declaration of Independence day from The Netherlands
 Iraq October 3 1932 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1932.
 Ireland April 24 1916 Independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain
 Ivory Coast August 7 1960 Independence from France in 1960.
 Jamaica August 6 1962 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.
 Jordan May 25 1946 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1946.
 Kenya December 12 1963 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.
 Korea, North September 9 1948 Founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948. Korean War 1950-1953.
 Korea, South September 9 1948 Independence from Japan was declared by the U.S.A. on September, 1948. Korean War 1950-1953.
 Kuwait February 25 1961 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1961.
 Lebanon November 22 1943 Independence from France in 1943.
 Libya December 24 1951 Independence from Italy on 10 February 1947, released from British and French on December 24, 1951.
 Maldives July 26 1965 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.
 Mauritius March 12 1968 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1968.
 Nigeria October 1 1960 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960.
 Pakistan August 14 1947 Independence from the United Kingdom August 14, 1947.
 Qatar December 18 1971 Independence from the United Kingdom on 7 September.
 Seychelles June 29 1976 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1976.
 South Africa December 11 1931 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1931.
 Sri Lanka February 4 1948 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1948.
 Syria April 17 1946 End of the French Mandate of Syria in 1946
 Ukraine August 24 1991 Declaration of Independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union in 1991.
 United Arab Emirates December 2 1971 (National Day) Independence from the United Kingdom in 1971.
 United States July 4 1776 Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now the United Kingdom) in 1776.
 Uzbekistan September 1 1991 Independence from USSR in 1991.
 Vietnam September 2 1945 Proclamation of independence from Japan and France in 1945.
 Yemen November 30 1967 South Yemen Declaration of independence from the United Kingdom in 1967.
 Zimbabwe April 18 1980 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1980.

 

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Independence Day Celebrations of other Countries

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