COUNTRIES WHERE THEIR NATIONAL HOLIDAY (SUCH AS INDEPENDENCE DAY) IS
CLOSEST TO DECEMBER 25
Some countries (whether or not they celebrate Christmas) have their
national holiday (usually based on independence) close to Christmas (including
two that gained independence on January 1). Here are the countries with
their national holidays closest to December 25.
* This is just one of several widely-celebrated holidays
commemorating Iran's past.
COUNTRY (NATIONAL HOLIDAY)
1. Japan (Birthday of Emperor Akihito)
2. Haiti (Independence Day)
2. Sudan (Independence Day)
2. Niger (Republic Day)
5. Bhutan (National Day)
6. Bahrain (National Day)
7. Burma (Independence Day)
8. Kenya (Independence Day)
9. Burkina Faso (Republic Day)
9. Iran (Revolution Day)*
Source of Data: CIA World Factbook, 2004.
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