Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


China today is celebrating the founding of its current regime in 1949 and Nigeria is celebrating its independence in 1960. Do you know the national holidays of the other countries you're studying?

National Day
The word National Day, appeared in Chinese language as early as in the Western Jin Dynasty… In ancient China, it usually fell on the day when the emperor ascended the throne or was born. Nowadays, it is celebrated on October 1st every year to commemorate the founding of People’s Republic of China. On that day, lots of large-scaled activities are held nationwide. Besides, the seven-day holiday from Oct. 1st to 7th is the so-called "Golden Week”, during which more and more Chinese people go traveling around the country…

FG Declares Oct 1 Public Holiday
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday, October 1 as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria's 54th Independence Anniversary

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro… enjoined all Nigerians to use the period of the Public Holiday to reflect on the giant strides made by government in the development of the country towards building a more formidable Nigeria.

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