On March 27th the Dutch celebrate, the King’s birthday, as their national day. It is not unusual that a nation celebrates the birthday of their crowned head – but to make it their national day; that is seldom! Well, if you dig...

Normally St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated big; not only in Ireland. Also, in the States, where a large part of the population has Irish roots (33 million; about 10% of the total population). This year most celebrations have for good reasons...

Bulgaria is located in the South Eastern corner of Europe; and like all countries in that region, which we have celebrated in the last weeks, Bulgaria was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. In 1396 Bulgaria was occupied by Ottoman forces; the...

On March, 1th Bosnia celebrates its National Day. On February 29th,1992 a large majority of the voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina voted to leave Yugoslavia. Bosnia Bosnia, located in the Balkans, has 3.5 million inhabitants. The country has three ethnic groups; Bosnians...

On February 24th Estonia celebrates its National Day.    Estonia  Estonia is the most Eastern one of the three Baltic States. About 1.3 million inhabitants.  Estonia is technology-wise very advanced. Skype was invented here (2003 a start up in Estonia) – Transferwise is also from Estonia, the public administration is...

Lithuania celebrates three national days. February 16th is probably the most important one.  Congratulation to a small and smart country.    A bit of History – and National Days  All three Baltic States have one border to the Baltic Sea; and one, the Southern / South Eastern to...

On February 15th and 16th Serbia celebrates its Sovereignty Day.  Tourism in Serbia  The number of foreign visitors has grown by close to 80% from 2014 to 2019. In 2019 1.9 million foreign visitors came; 4 million overnight stays were sold to foreign visitors – up 10% from 2018.  Most...

Of all national celebration days, the Japanese dates back the longest – if the measure is the day it is “in Memorium” of.  I have read that only 1/3 of the Japanese know why February 11th is a national Celebration Day – great to have a day off;...

WTN sends the people of Grenada our best wishes for a happy Independence Day! February 7th, 1974 Grenada was declared an independent republic. But staying in the Commonwealth. Congratulations to our friends and members on and from Grenada, especially Kimron Corion, Communications...