Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

National day of Hatred in Cambodia
May 20, 2010

This event is held each year to commemorate the mass murders perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. Approximately 1,7 million people died from disease, starvation or execution.

Today the Cambodians are encouraged to express and channel their hatred.

All over the country, reenactments of the mass murders take place


Rotuma Day in Fiji
May 13, 2010

This is a celebration of the cession of the island Rotuma, a Fijian Dependency, to the United Kingdom in 1881.

Rotumans celebrating

Nisga’a Day
May 11, 2010

On this day the Nisga’a, the indigenous people of British Colombia, celebrate the Final Agreement. This treaty stipulates the official ownership of land and water by the Nisga’a.

Territory of the Nisga'a

Flag Day in Poland
May 2, 2010

Polish people honor their flag today.

The flag of Poland

“Koninginnedag” (Queen’s day) in the Netherlands
April 30, 2010

On this day the citizens of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba celebrate their queen. It is also a day of national unity.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

National Concord Day in Niger, Republic Day in The Gambia, Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia and Democracy Day in Nepal
April 24, 2010

Today Nigerians commemorate the peace accord that ended the Tuareg Rebellion in 1995.

Also in Africa, Gambians celebrate Republic Day. On April 24 1970 their country became independant from the United Kingdom.

In Armenia, today is a national holiday to remember the Armenian Genocide between 1915 and 1923.

And in 2006, the Nepal House of Representatives (the parliament) was reinstated.

Armenian Genocide Memorial

Landscape in Nepal