Your Country’s National Day

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Your Country’s National Day
Your Country’s National Day

If you are not Thai then you will probably want to acknowledge your home country’s National Day in one way or another. Try to find a restaurant featuring the cuisine and traditional activities familiar to you. In July there are four prominent National Days.

July 1st – Canada Day

Frequently referred to as “Canada’s birthday”, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on this date.

July 4th – United States Independence Day

Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies.

July 14th – France Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14th July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête nationale. The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs- Élysées in Paris.

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