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Holy Pascha (“Pascha” is a Greek derivative of the Hebrew “Pesach” — “Passover”) is the Orthodox Christian celebration of Easter Sunday and the resurrection after death of Jesus as reported in Christian religious texts. Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus, a 1st century Israelite whom the faithful hold to have been the human incarnation of God and Messiah foretold in early Judeo-Christian religious texts who is reported in Christian texts to have performed miracles and to have arisen from death after crucifixion before physically ascending into Heaven. Orthodox Christianity is practiced in keeping with traditions established by Jesus’ followers Andrew (in Georgia), Bartholomew and Jude (in Armenia), Mark (in Egypt) and Paul (in Greece) while Western Christianity is practiced in keeping with traditions established by Jesus’ follower Peter (who is considered the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church) in Rome.
“Cinco de Mayo” is translated from Spanish into English as “The Fifth of May” and is celebrated in Mexico and by those of Mexican heritage on the anniversary of the 1862 victory of the Mexican military over the French occupation forces of Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla. The United Mexican States is located in southwestern North America with a 1,100 mile eastern coastline along the Gulf of Mexico and 2,000 mile western coastline along the Pacific Ocean. The nation’s capital is Mexico City.
The Commemoration of the Prague Uprising in the Czech Republic is a day of mourning for the 1,700 Czechs killed during the uprising which began on this day in 1945 and led to the surrender of the World War II German military occupiers of the nation’s capital city. The Czech Republic is a landlocked nation in central Europe whose capital city is Prague, which his translated from Old Slavic into English as “Ford” for its location at a crossing point of the Vltava River.
Constitution Day in Kyrgyzstan is celebrated on the anniversary of the 1993 adoption of the constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, a landlocked nation in Central Asia whose capital city is Bishkek, for the churn used to make kumis, the Kyrgyz drink of fermented mares’ milk.
Coronation Day in Thailand is celebrated on the anniversary of the 1950 crowning of King Rama IX, who was born on December 25, 1927. The Kingdom of Thailand is located in Southeast Asia, where its territory is located on the Asian mainland and extends to and encompasses the eastern half of the Kra Isthmus as well as the northern half of the Malay Peninsula. Its capital city is Bangkok, as derived from the Thai “Krung Thep,” which is translated into English as “City of Angels.”
Indian Heritage Day in Guyana is also known as Indian Arrival Day and is one on which the heritage and contributions to the nation of its citizens of Indian descent are honored on the anniversary of the 1838 arrival of the first indentured laborers from India to work on European sugar plantations, whose descendants now comprise an estimated 50% of the nation’s population. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana is located on the northeastern coast of South America with a 240 mile coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and its capital city is Georgetown, for Britain’s King George III.
“Kodomo no Hi” is translated from Japanese into English as “Children’s Day” and is also the first day of Tango no Sekku (“The Festival of Irises”) which marks the beginning of Summer in the traditional Japanese Calendar which has been in use for some 3,000 years. Japan is located in the Pacific Ocean 400 miles southeast of the continent of Asia and is comprised of over 3,000 islands with a total land area of 146,000 square miles. Its capital city is Tokyo, which is translated from Japanese into English as “Eastern Capital.”
Liberation Day in the Netherlands is celebrated on the anniversary of the nation’s 1945 liberation from World War II German occupation. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is comprised of the three constituent countries of the Netherlands (located on the northern coast of Western Europe), the Netherlands Antilles (a chain of islands in the Caribbean Sea) and Aruba (an island nation in the Caribbean Sea) and its capital city is Amsterdam, from the Dutch “Amstellerdam,” which is translated into English as “Amstel River Dam.”