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1. We start on the very first day of the year, and there are plenty of sensible reasons to celebrate: "Independence Day" in four countries, for example. Which of these less-than-sensible sounding days is observed annually in the U.S. on January 1?
2. Moving on to January 4, only one country (Myanmar) celebrates its independence on this date, but it is also the first official United Nations health-related observance day of the year. Which of these days is observed on January 4?
3. No one celebrates independence on January 15, but it is "Armed Forces Day" in Nigeria, "Army Day" in India, "Arbor Day" in Egypt, "Korean Alphabet Day" in North Korea and "Teacher's Day" in Venezuela. You'll have to guess where I got this information, but which special day is also observed internationally on this date?
4. January 22 is the "Day of Unity" in Ukraine and "Grandfather's Day" in Poland as well as the feast day for numerous Christian saints. Actor Thomas Roy and his wife created more than 80 'special' days that are listed in "Chase's Calendar of Events". Which of these events does Chase highlight for observance on January 22, particularly perhaps by single women of a certain age?
5. January 26 is "Australia Day" (only in Australia, obviously), "Republic Day" in India and "Liberation Day" in Uganda. In Panama it is also "Engineer's Day" (an event celebrated in many countries on different dates). Which of these more obscure observances also takes place on January 26?
6. You probably know that February 2 is "Groundhog Day" in the U.S. (but "Marmot Day" in Alaska). It is also "Constitution Day" in the Philippines, "Day of Youth" in Azerbaijan, "Inventor's Day" in Thailand and "Day of Military Honour: Victory of the Battle of Stalingrad" in Russia. Which environmental awareness issue is also celebrated (and not only by people from Seattle) on this date?
7. February 5 is "Liberation Day" in San Marino, "Constitution Day" in Mexico, "Kashmir Solidarity Day" in Pakistan and "Unity Day" in Burundi. In Finland, they celebrate "Runeberg's Day" in honour of their national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, who was born on this date in 1804. What occupation-related day is celebrated in the U.S. (when perhaps you would have expected it to be three days earlier)?
8. February 12 is "Union Day" in Myanmar, "Youth Day" in Venezuela and "Georgia Day" in that U.S. state. Internationally, the birth of Charles Darwin in celebrated whilst in the US it is Abraham Lincoln's birthday (ironically both in the same year, 1809). February 12 is also "Red Hand Day", which highlights which campaign?
9. February 13 is "Children's Day" in Myanmar and the Christian feast days of numerous saints including Beatrice of Ornacieux, Fulcran, Castor of Karden, Catherine of Ricci and Ermenilda of Ely. Established by UNESCO in 2012, which other special day has been observed on this date?
10. February 15 is "Liberation Day" in Afghanistan, "National Flag Day" in Canada, "Statehood Day" in Serbia and "Susan B. Anthony Day" in the U.S. state of Florida. Worldwide it is also "International Childhood Cancer Day". Rather less-seriously, a confection with recipes dating back to the middle of the 19th-century is the subject of which day that is observed in the U.S. on February 15?
Source: Author EnglishJedi
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