24 November 2008

HEROES DAY


Heroes' Day or National Heroes' Day may refer to a number of commemorations of national heroes in different countries. It is often held on the birthday of a national hero or heroine, or the anniversary of their great deeds that made them heroes.


National Heroes' Day in Angola

National Heroes Day in Angola is a holiday in Angola on September 17, the birthday of the national hero Agostinho Neto.

National Heroes' Day in Barbados

National Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Barbados on April 28.

Heroes' Day in Cape Verde

Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Cape Verde on January 20.

Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan) in Indonesia

Held every November 10, to commemorate heavy fighting between Indonesian nationalists militias and British Allied forces at Surabaya, East Java on November 10, 1945. This is the first large scale armed conflict between Indonesia and foreign forces after Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence at August 17, 1945.

National Heroes' Day in Jamaica

National Heroes' Day is a Jamaican holiday, observed on the third Monday in October. It is a celebration of the island's seven National Heroes, and also the date on which awards within the Jamaican honours system are bestowed.

Heroes' Day in Mozambique

Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Mozambique on February 3.

Heroes' Day in Namibia

Main article: Heroes' Day (Namibia)

26 August is Heroes' Day in Namibia. It marks the beginning of the armed struggle during the Namibian War of Independence.

National Heroes' Day in the Philippines

National Heroes' Day (Araw ng mga Bayani) is a public holiday in the Philippines on the 4th Monday of August, which is August 25 in 2008.

The Philippines, on this day, commemorates the "Cry of Pugad Lawin" by Filipino revolutionaries called the Katipunan led by its leader (Supremo) Andres Bonifacio.

National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Main article: National Heroes Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

National Heroes Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis takes place on September 16, the birthday of the national hero Robert Bradshaw.

Heroes' Day in Zimbabwe

Heroes' Day in Zimbabwe is a holiday in Zimbabwe on August 11.

Heroes' Day in Zambia

Heroes' Day in Zambia is a holiday in Zambia on July 2.

Fictional Celebrations of Heroes' Day

In 1989, at the end of the second issue of DC Comics' Invasion! miniseries, it was mentioned that the United States was considering making 'Heroes Day' a national holiday.


DIPOSTING DARI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Heroes'_Day

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