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Happy National Day, Portugal

Happy National Day, Portugal

The Portuguese National Day is celebrated on June 10th. This day is not, like in most countries, the day where a new constitution was signed, or independence declared. This day marks the day when one of Portugal’s most famous poets died in the year 1580, Luis de...

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Happy National Day, Denmark

Happy National Day, Denmark

Grundlovsdag Denmark got its new Constitution on June 5th, 1848. Denmark became a constitutional monarchy instead of an absolute one. The current Constitution was signed on June 5th,1957. Tourism in Denmark Denmark has the most tourist of the four Nordic Countries...

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Happy National Day, Italy

Happy National Day, Italy

Festa della Repubblica On June 2th, 1946 the Italians voted to get rid of the King and to declare La Republica. This ended the short history of the House of Savoy as Kings of Italy – only 85 years. Tourism in Italy For many of us, bella Italia is one of the absolute...

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Happy National Day, Georgia!

Happy National Day, Georgia!

On May 26th Georgia – not the Southern US state but the Caucasus country – celebrates its national day. Congratulations to a very interesting and upcoming tourism destination! National Day Georgia came under the rule of the Russian Czar in 1801 – see below. In 1917...

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Happy National Day, Norway!

Happy National Day, Norway!

On May 17th Norway celebrates Constitution Day. A huge congratulation to our Scandinavian Friends! On May 17th ,1814 the Norwegian Constitution was signed. Denmark – Norway were in “the good ol’ days “a united Kingdom with Norway being the junior partner. During the...

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Happy National Day, Israel!

Happy National Day, Israel!

April 28-29th Israeli National Day Yom Ha'atzma'ut, the independence day, is celebrated on 5th lynar in the Jewish calendar. On May 14th ,1948 Ben Gurion proclaimed the independence of Israel. May 14th in the Gregorian calendar translates into 5th lynar in the Jewish...

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Happy National Day, Netherlands!

Happy National Day, Netherlands!

On March 27th the Dutch celebrate, the King’s birthday, as their national day. It is not unusual that a nation celebrates the birthday of their crowned head – but to make it their national day; that is seldom! Well, if you dig a bit into the story; it wasn’t really...

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Happy National Day, Greece!

Happy National Day, Greece!

Greece, like most countries in the South Eastern corner of Europe, was occupied by the Osmania Empire for about 500 year. Greece was under Osmania rule from 1453 till 1821. The start of the Greece Revolution and the fight for independence started on March 25th....

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Happy St. Patrick´s Day

Happy St. Patrick´s Day

Normally St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated big; not only in Ireland. Also, in the States, where a large part of the population has Irish roots (33 million; about 10% of the total population). This year most celebrations have for good reasons been cancelled; no big...

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Happy National Day, Bulgaria

Happy National Day, Bulgaria

Bulgaria is located in the South Eastern corner of Europe; and like all countries in that region, which we have celebrated in the last weeks, Bulgaria was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. In 1396 Bulgaria was occupied by Ottoman forces; the occupation lasted until...

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