Your Country’s National Day

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

If you are not Thai then you will probably want toacknowledge your home country’s National Day inone way or another. Try to find a restaurant featuringthe cuisine and traditional activities familiar to you. InOctober there are four prominent National Days.

People Republic of China : October 1st

The national day of China is on October 1st every yearto commemorate the founding of People’s Republic ofChina.On that day, lots of large-scaled activities areheld nationwide. The National Day is celebratedthroughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau witha variety of government-organized festivities, includingfireworks and concerts. Public places, such as TiananmenSquare in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme.Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, arepublicly displayed.[The seven-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th is the socalled“Golden Week”, during which many Chinesepeople go traveling around the country.

Austria : October 26th

Every year on October 26 Austrians celebrate theircountry’s declaration of permanent neutrality afterWorld War II and its regained status as an independentand sovereign nation on October 26, 1955.The Austrian national flag is omnipresent throughoutthe country. Memorial ceremonies are held in manylocations, federal museums offer free entry and somestate institutions open for visitors.

Czech Republic : October 28th

On October 28, 1918 the first independent Czechoslovakstate was founded from territories that were previouslypart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.Czechoslovakia became one of Europe’s first successfulmulti-party parliamentary democracies, and it wasstable enough to withstand the international depressionof the 1930s. The First Republic only lasted two decadesuntil Nazi Germany occupied the Czech Lands in 1938/9.Although Czechoslovakia no longer exists today, Czechscontinue to view October 28 as the day of their nationalfounding.

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