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September 16 – Mexican Independence Day

On 16 September, Mexico’s Independence day celebrates the country’s freedom from Spanish rule. Their independence day is also called Día de la Independencia.
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September 10 – Mooncake Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival)

The Mooncake Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is one of China’s most important holidays. The festival is held on the Chinese Calendar’s 15th day of the 8th month. For 2022, the holiday will occur on September 10.
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Country Fun Facts

Several of you wrote to let me know that you enjoyed the Country fun facts Q&A last month. Michelangelo, the famous painter of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, once said when he was 87 years old: “I am still learning.” Why not? Let’s continue our fun-facts hunt with the questions for the month:
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September 7 – Brazil Independence Day

Brazil Independence Day takes place every September 7. This holiday is celebrated on a vast scale as it marks their freedom from Portugal’s rule.From the 16th century to the 19th century, Brazil was under Portuguese occupation. However, in 1807, France invaded Portugal and forced their royal family to flee to Brazil. Dom Pedro, son of…
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September 2 – Vietnam National Day

Vietnam National Day, also called Vietnam Independence Day, occurs every September 2. This public holiday celebrates the country’s independence from the French.  Vietnam was conquered by the French in 1887 and was later occupied by the Japanese during World War II. After the war, no one held colonial power over the country. So, the Vietnamese…
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September 1 – Slovakia Constitution Day

Every 1st of September, Slovakia celebrates its constitution day. It commemorates the country’s adoption of its constitution, which soon led to the split of Czechoslovakia and the creation of the Czech and Slovak republics on January 1, 1993.
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August 31 – Malaysia Merdeka (Independence) Day

Malaysia Independence day, also known as Merdeka, celebrates the country’s freedom from British rule. Malaysians celebrate the holiday on August 31 throughout the whole nation.  More than 20,000 people witnessed the first Malaysia Prime Minister yell “Merdeka!” seven times to declare their freedom. This event happened on August 31, 1957, at the Merdeka Stadium in…
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Chinese Ghost Month 2022

Chinese Ghost month is the seventh month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and occurs from July 29 to August 26, 2022. Ghost Month is when the spirits of Chinese ancestors roam among the living. The Chinese believe they must respect and entertain their ancestors during their stay. If you do something that may attract or…
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August 17: Indonesia Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day is a holiday celebrating the country’s freedom from the Netherlands. Their Independence Day is on August 17 and has been celebrated since 1945. The holiday was created when Queen Juliana of the Netherlands granted Indonesia independence. After 300 years under Dutch occupation, they finally celebrated their country’s freedom.  The holiday included many…
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