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The Travel Notes Directory helps you plan your travels around the world with a worldwide listing of holidays, events and attractions.

Don't get caught out when the banks are shut for a national holiday; remember to take your camera with you to record the colourful festivals; and book well in advance for a place at that special event.

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1st October

Armed Forces Day: South Korea.

Goodwill Day: Namibia.

Independence Day: Cyprus, Nigeria, Tuvalu.

National Day: Botswana.

National Day: China.
The official reception and celebration are held in the Great Hall of the People while various kinds of performances and operas are shown at all theatres.

Unification Day: Cameroon.

United Nations Day: Barbados.

2nd October

Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday: India.

Independence Day: Guinea.

3rd October

Foundation Day: South Korea.

Morazan Day: Honduras.

Unity Day: Germany.

4th October

Independence Day: Lesotho.

5th October

Republic Day: Portugal.

Sports Day: Lesotho.

6th October

Armed Forces Day: Egypt.

7th October

 

8th October

Battle of Angamos: Peru.

9th October

Independence Day: Uganda.

Independence of Guayaquil Day: Ecuador.

National Dignity Day: Peru.

10th October

Kruge Day: South Africa.

Moi Day: Kenya.

National Day: Taiwan.

11th October

Beginning of Independence War: Cuba.

Revolution Day: Panama.

12th October

Columbus Day:
Belize, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Dia de La Raza: Mexico.

Discovery Day: Bahamas.

Discovery of America: Argentina.

Independence Day: Guinea.

13th October

Cession Day: Fiji.

14th October

Founders' Day: Zaire.

15th October

Evacuation Day: Tunisia.

Independence Day: Bosnia.

16th October

 

17th October

Dessalines Day: Haiti.

18th October

Lord of the Miracles: Lima, Peru.

19th October

 

20th October

Heroes' Day: Jamaica.

Kenyatta Day: Kenya.

Revolution Day: Guatemala.

21st October

Army Day: Honduras.

Overseas Chinese Day: Taiwan.

Revolution Day: Somalia.

22nd October

John Paul II Day: Vatican.

23rd October

Chulalongkorn Day: Thailand.

National Liberation Day: Egypt.

Revolution Day: Hungary.

24th October

Independence Day: Zambia.

Suez Victory Day: Egypt.

United Nations Day.

25th October

 

26th October

Government Day: Rwanda.

National Day: Austria.

Revolution Day: Benin.

27th October

Independence Day: Saint Vincent, Turkmenistan.

28th October

National Day: Cyprus.

National Holiday: Greece.

29th October

Cumhuriyet Bayrami: Turkey.
Commemorates the proclamation of the Republic in 1923.

National Youth Day: Liberia.

30th October

 

31st October

Chiang Kai-shek's Birthday: Taiwan.

Halloween.

Reformation Day: Slovenia.

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