Around the world people like to celebrate and there's no better occasion than a national holiday. Here is a list of countries who will be celebrating their national holiday in the month of September.
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Andorra – September 8. Our Lady of Meritxell Day is a religious holiday in Andorra celebrated with prayer and mass. It is followed by a dance and concert by the choir. Probably not the type of celebration to bring a beer funnel to.
Armenia – September 21. In Armenia they celebrate with traditional songs and dances as well as the national anthem.
Belize – September 21. The Belize Independence Day includes festivals and music to celebrate their freedom from the UK. They finish the festivities with the coronation of Miss San Pedro.
Botswana – September 30. Botswana Day celebrates their independence from Great Britain, achieved back in the 60's. They have a day of activities which include traditional music, dancing and a beauty pageant.
Brazil – September 7. Celebrating comes very naturally to Brazilians, and their independence day is no exception. They celebrate their independence from the portuguese across the country with an all day carnival. The people of Brazil proudly fly their flags and wear national colors. The day ends with a spectacular show of fireworks.
Chile – September 18. This celebration starts off days before the actual date, with food, parades, and music. They have rodeos and performances from school children. Chile celebrates its independence from Spain.
This is a big month for 5 central american countries which were all freed from Spain on the same day.
Costa Rica – September 15. Celebrating their independence from Spain, Costa Rica has parades throughout the country with the national anthem and other performances highlighting the day.
El Salvador – September 15. They have a large event in the capitals most important stadium. There you will find parades from the military and various schools.
Gibraltar – September 10. This British territory celebrates its national day with the usual events of parades, contests and speeches followed by fireworks to end the day.
Guatemala – September 15. Celebrating their independence from the UK, the Guatemalans have a grand military parade and air show. They decorate the town with nationalistic images as well.
Honduras – September 15. Schools and colleges are closed as Honduras celebrates its independence from Spain. They celebrate for three days, having a different schools parade on each day.
North Korea – September 9. North Korea celebrates the Founding of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. This is celebrated with a grand military parade where Mr. Il stares at pictures of himself.
Libya – September 1. Celebrating Revolution Day, the day Gaddafi came to power in a coup. Libya has military parades so the leader can show off how big his missiles are. Rather phallic, no? Perhaps he's actually just over compensating for something else.
Mali – September 22. Celebrating their independence from France, Mali has parades, speeches and traditional festivities.
Malta – September 21. Celebrating its independence from Britain, Malta has a military parade in Valletta and concerts and music throughout the night.
Mexico – September 16. Celebrating in true Mexican fashion this is a large event. Beginning at 11:00pm the night before, the president goes onto the balcony of the national palace to ring the bell and yell “Viva!”. The next day is full of parades and local events across the country. They eat pozole and other foods with the red white and green of their flag to celebrate this festive event.
Nicaragua – September 15. Schools are out and many have off from work as Nicaragua holds parades and sporting events. They also have bullfights where the matador tries to ride the bull, rather than kill it. Muy Loco.
Qatar - September 3. Celebrating for two days prior and the day of, this is when it became fully independent from Britain. It begins with traditional dancing on the streets, called Al Arda. The day of, they have a military parade and air force show and eat a local favorite food, Moshboss.
Saudi Arabia – September 23. Saudi Arabia celebrates it rich history with a speech from the prince and parades. In Riyadh you will find the largest celebration.
Slovakia – September 1. Constitution Day in Slovakia is the celebration of their constitution in 1992. On this day you can find traditional handicrafts by local artisans on the hill of the castle of Bratislava.
Tajikistan – September 9. On this day the Tajik's celebrate their independence from the Soviet Union with parades and traditional dancing.
Uzbekistan – September 1. Celebrating their independence from Russia, the Uzbek's are very proud people. They have a parade and traditional dancing and fireworks to end the night.
Vietnam – September 2. On this day Vietnam celebrates when Ho Chi Minh announced Vietnam's independance at a square in Hanoi back in 1945. At this square is where a very large rally takes place and thousands attend.