An estimated 20,000 Hungarians have taken part in rallies in central Budapest, upholding the traditional way to commemorate their 1848 revolution against the…
Around 60 elephants at Ayutthaya in Thailand enjoy a fruit buffet to mark Elephant Day, which raises awareness to end their exploitation.
Two rival protest marches have brought tens of thousands of people onto the snowy streets of the Polish capital as the country marks Independence Day.
The Royal family turned out on Wednesday – and so did the rain – as Spaniards celebrated their National Day with a traditional military parade through Madrid.
A massive fireworks display took place on Saturday evening over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to celebrate China’s National Day.
A ceasefire is supposed to be in place, but as Ukraine's Independence Day nears, fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the east has intensified.
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Security is tight in Brussels as the city prepares to celebrate its National Day on Thursday.
France has closed its diplomatic missions until further notice in Turkey’s two main cities – Ankara and Istanbul – due to security concerns.
Kazakhstan is celebrating its ancient roots with around 100 events across the country marking the @550th anniversary of the Kazakh
Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might
France is today putting its feet up to mark Pentecost today – one of a dozen public holidays the country will enjoy in 2015. But how does France –
Here are seven things to know about England to coincide with the country’s annual celebration, St George’s Day. Great Britain, United Kingdom and
Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.
It may be a micro-state but Monaco held a big party for its National Day, and Prince Albert had some good news for the crowds as well. He and
Azerbaijan celebrates its 5th National Flag Day and the upcoming Baku 2015 European Games – billed as “the first ever major multi-sport event for the
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Moscow to mark Unity Day. This year the parade had a distinct flavour of defiance against the West. Flags
“Let them tear it down if they can. They ordered its suspension, yet they can’t stop this building. I’ll be opening it; I’ll be moving in and using
An estimated half a million people packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to call for Catalonia to be separated from Spain. The demonstration
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets of Barcelona to demand the right to vote on separation from Spain. Many are
As Scotland’s referendum on independence approaches, separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia hope it could add momentum to their
September 11 is Catelonia’s “Diada”, its national day. This year as always dignitaries mark the fallen in past disputes. But today’s battle is with
Ukraine celebrated its independence from the Soviet Union on Sunday. During a ceremony marking Independence Day, President Petro Poroshenko vowed to
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Budapest marking Hungary’s National Day and the failed anti-Soviet uprising of 1956. With
Crown Prince Felipe has replaced his ailing father at Spain’s National Day parade – inspecting troops in an austerity-hit show of military
Final preparations are underway in Belgium for Sunday’s abdication of King Albert II. After 20 years on the throne, he is handing over the royal
The annual Bastille Day parade in Paris has been celebrated with troops from Mali and 12 other African countries marching with the French military
The annual Bastille Day parade in Paris has been celebrated in hot sunshine – with troops from Mali and 12 other African countries marching along
April 1 is Cyprus National Day, an anniversary to commemorate the start of the campaign against British colonial rule. But this year, an economic