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 February.
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Dominican Republic – February 27. Parades and marches go on to celebrate this National Holiday which actually lasts a month beginning at the end of January. I used to be celebrated with Carnival, but now is its own holiday.
Estonia – February 24. Each year Estonia celebrates its independence from Russia, which was first founded in 1918.
Gambia – February 18. Gambia proudly declared its independence from the UK after only 300 years of colonial rule. They fly their flags and celebrate around the world.
Granada – February 7. Granada celebrates their independence from British rule with a military parade in Tanteen. You can also find beach parties around the islands many beaches.
Guyana – February 23. The Guyanese celebrate Republic day, also known as Mashramani, or Mash. They celebrate with parades, dancing and a grand party. Tens of thousands come to the capital of Georgetown to take part in these festivities.
Kosovo – February 17. This is a relatively new independence which is still not recognized by many other countries including Serbia and Russia. Either way, Kosovo has begun celebrations on February 17.
Kuwait – February 25. They will celebrate their Liberation Day, after coalition forces ousted Iraq in 1991. They proudly celebrate with in the capital of Riyadh.
Lithuania – February 16. On this date in 1918 was when Lithuania declared its independence from Soviet Russia. They celebrate with parade and speeches.
New Zealand – February 6. Thiss is the great New Zealand Day, also known as Waitangi Day, which is held to commemorate the founding of New Zealand, making it part of the British Empire. They hold public concerts, and festivals. Maori have also been known to use this day to educate others about their cultural past.
Saint Lucia – February 22. This day celebrates St Lucia's full independence from the UK with parades, dancing and games throughout the Islands and even more in the capital of Castries. This is also a buildup to St Lucias more popular celebration, Carnival.
Sri Lanka – February 4. Sri Lanka celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom. A the time it was known as Ceylon.