This thread made me wonder.
Every nation has its national holiday. The thing those holidays commemorate usually are the country’s independence, proclamation of the constitution or, in some monarchies, the monarch’s birthday. The usual, not very creative stuff.
What do you think are the countries with the weirdest national holiday events? I like the Swiss one; they celebrate an oath that took place in 1291. Until 1990, the West German holiday was the day of the 1953 riots in East Germany, which I think is interesting, too.
Your comments appreciated. Any more unusual events celebrated anywhere?