Theme Days

Theme Day Explanation

Jan 1  2011

Cuba  -  Anniversary of the Revolution

Haiti Independence Day

Sudan  Independence Day

Jan 4  2011

Union of Myanmar Independence Day

Jan 10  2011

 Russia - Soviet counteroffensive under Stalingrad. The beginning of the end (1943) 

Jan 26  2011

Australia Day

India Republic Day

Jan 27  2011

Russia - End of Leningrad blockade  (1944)   Space Shuttle Challenger Accident 1986 

Jan 28  2011

  Space Shuttle Challenger Accident 1986  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003

Jan 30  2011

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

Feb 1  2011

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Feb 4  2011

Sri Lanka Independence Day

Feb 5  2011

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Feb 6  2011

New Zealand Waitangi Day

Feb 7  2011

Grenada Independence Day

Feb 11  2011

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

Feb 15  2011

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

Feb 16  2011

Lithuania National Day

Feb 18  2011

Gambia Independence Day 

Feb 23  2011

Brunei National Day

Guyana National Day

Feb 24  2011

Estonia National Day

Feb 25  2011

Kuwait National Day

Feb 26  2011

Kuwait Liberation Day 

Feb 27  2011

Dominican Republic Independence Day

Mar 1  2011 

Wales - St David's Day

Mar 3  2011 

Bulgaria National Day

Morocco National Day

Mar 5  2011 

Spitfire - Maiden flight of Spitfire in 1936

Mar 6  2011 

Ghana Independence Day

Mar 11  2011 

Lithuania Independence Day

Train bombings in Spain 2004

Mar 12  2011 

Mauritius Independence Day

Mar 17  2011 

Ireland - St. Patrick's Day

Mar 18  2011 

  Çanakkale Victory Anniversary 2011 

Mar 20  2011 

Tunisia National Day

Mar 21  2011 

Namibia Independence Day

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force

Mar 23  2011 

Pakistan Day 

Mar 25  2011 

Greece Independence Day

Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944)

Mar 26  2011 

Bangladesh Independence and National Day

Apr 1  2011 

Canada - CAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

Apr 2  2011 

Falklands/Malvinas War Anniversary

Apr 4  2011 

Senegal Independence Day

Apr 9  2011 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

Apr 12  2011 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

Apr 16  2011 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

Apr 17  2011 

Syria Independence Day

Apr 18  2011

Zimbabwe National Day

  Iran Armed Forces Day 

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

Apr 21  2011

United Kingdom - Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down  (1918)

Apr 23  2011

England - St. George's Day

Turkey National Independence and Children Day

Apr 25  2011

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945

Apr 26  2011

Israel Independence Day

Tanzania Union Day

Apr 27  2011

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Apr 30  2011

Netherlands Queen's Day

Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam Conflict in Southeast Asia  April 30  1975

May 1  2011

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of Argentine Airforce in Malvinas / Falklands War (1982)

May 3  2011

Poland Constitution Day

May 5  2011

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

May 8  2011

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

May 9  2011

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

Russia - End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union
Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 

May 14  2011

Paraguay Independence Day

May 16  2011

Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams 

May 17  2011

Norway Constitution Day

May 18  2011

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day 

May 19  2011

Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey

May 20  2011

Cameroon National Day

Cuba Independence Day 

May 21  2011

Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversay of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)

May 22  2011

Yemen National Day

May 24  2011

Eritrea Independence Day 

May 25  2011

Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
May 26  2011

Georgia National Day

May 28  2011

Armenia National Day 

Ethiopia National Day

Azerbaijan National Day

June 1  2011

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

  Mexico Navy Day 

June 2  2011

Italy National Day

June 4  2011

  Battle of Midway (1942)

June 5  2011

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day

June 6  2011

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944

June 7  2011

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)

June 10  2011

Portugal National Day

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day

June 12  2011

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day

June 14  2011
United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 
June 17  2011

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

June 22  2011

Russia - The Invasion of Russia

June 23  2011
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
June 24  2011

Order of Malta - St. John's Day

June 25  2011

Croatia Independence Day 

Mozambique Independence Day

Slovenia National Day

June 26  2011

Madagascar Independence Day

June 27  2011

Djibouti National Day

July 1  2011

Burundi Independence Day

Canada  Day

Rwanda Independence Day

July 3  2011

Belarus Independence Day

July 4  2011

United States of America Independence Day

July 5  2011

Cape Verde National Day

Venezuela Independence Day

July 6  2011

Comoros Independence Day

Malawi Republic Day

July 7  2011

Solomon Islands National Day

  Terrorist Subway attacks in the UK July 7 2005 

July 9  2011

Argentina Independence Day

July 10  2011

Invasion of Sicily - Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 

July 11  2011

Mongolia National Celebration Day

July 12  2011

Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day

July 14  2011

France National Day

July 17  2011

Iraq - Old National Day

July 20  2011

Colombia Independence Day

USA Moon Landing  - First Human on the Moon  (1969)

July 21  2011

Belgium Independence Day

July 23  2011

Egypt National Day

July 26  2011

Liberia Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day

July 28  2011

Peru Independence Day

July 30  2011

Vanuatu Independence Day

Aug 1  2011

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation

Aug 2  2011

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day

Aug 4  2011

Burkina Faso National Day

Aug 5  2011

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Aug 6  2011

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

Aug 7  2011

Cote d'lvoire National Day

Aug 9  2011

Singapore National Day

Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

Aug 10  2011

Ecuador Independence Day

Aug 11  2011

Chad Independence Day 

Aug 14  2011

Pakistan Independence Day

Aug 15  2011

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

Aug 17  2011

Gabon Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day 

Aug 18  2011

Afghanistan Independence Day

Aug 19  2011

Dieppe Raid 1942

Aug 20  2011

Hungary National Day

Aug 24  2011

Ukraine National Day

Aug 25  2011

Uruguay Independence Day

Aug 27  2011

Moldova National Day

Aug 28  2011

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

Aug 29  2011

Slovakia National Day

Aug 30  2011

Turkish Victory Day

Kyrgyz Republic National Day

Aug 31  2011

Malaysia National Day

Trinidad and Tobago National Day

Sept 1  2011

Libya Independence Day

Slovak Republic Constitution Day 

Uzbekistan National Day

World War Two begins in Europe - Germany invades Poland (1939)

Sept 2  2011

Vietnam Independence Day

V-J Day  Japan surrenders in Tokyo Harbour

Sept 3  2011

Qatar National Day

Sept 4  2011

Swaziland Independence and National Day

Sept 7  2011

Brazil Independence Day

Pakistan Air Force Day

Sept 8  2011

First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)

Sept 9  2011

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Tajikistan National Day

Sept 11  2011

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001

Sept 15  2011

Battle of Britain Day 1940

Costa Rica Independence Day

El Salvador Independence Day

Guatemala Independence Day

Honduras Independence Day

Nicaragua Independence Day

Sept 16  2011

Papua New Guinea Independence Day

Mexico Independence Day

Sept 18  2011

Chile Independence Day 

USAF Birthday 

Sept 19  2011

Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day 

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Army

Sept 20  2011

  Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) 

Sept 21  2011

Malta Independence Day

Sept 22  2011

Mali Independence Day

Sept 23  2011

Saudi Arabia National Day

Sept 30  2011

Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

Botswana National Day 

Oct 1  2011

  People's Republic of China National Day

Cyprus Independence Day

Nigeria Independence Day

Oct 2  2011

Guinea Independence Day

Oct 3  2011

Germany National Day

Oct 4  2011

Lesotho National Day

Oct 8  2011

Croatia Independence Day

India - Indian Air Force Day

Oct 9  2011

Uganda Independence Day

Oct 10  2011

Fiji National Day

Republic of China National Day 

Oct 12  2011

Bali Bombing Terrorist Bombing in Nightclub Bali, Indonesia (2002)

Spain National Day

Equatorial Guinea National Day

Oct 13  2011

US Navy's birthday

Oct 14  2011

Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight - Oct 14 1947

Oct 21  2011

  Somalia National Day 

Trafalgar Day - Royal Navy Anniversary

Oct 24  2011

Zambia Independence Day

Oct 25  2011

Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war

Oct 26  2011

Austria National Day

Oct 27  2011

Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day

Turkmenistan National Day

Ecuadorian Airforce Day

Oct 28  2011

Czech National Day

Greece National Day

Oct 29  2011

Turkey Republic Day

Nov 1  2011

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November

Nov 3  2011

Panama Independence Day

Nov 5  2011

 Guy Fawkes Day 

Nov 8  2011

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

Nov 9  2011

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

Nov 10  2011

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

Nov 11  2011

Poland Independence Day  

Remembrance Day / Veterans Day 

Nov 15  2011

Brazil Republic Day

Nov 18  2011

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

Nov 19  2011

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

Nov 20  2011

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

Nov 22  2011

Lebanon National Day

Nov 25  2011

Suriname Independence Day

Nov 28  2011

Mauritania Independence Day

Nov 29  2011

Albania Liberation Day

Nov 30  2011

Barbados National Day

Scotland - St. Andrew's Day

Dec 1  2011

Central Africa National Day

Romania National Day

Dec 2  2011

Laos Proclamation of the Republic

United Arab Emirates National Day

Dec 5  2011

Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday)

Russia - Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941)

Dec 6  2011

Finland Independence Day

Dec 7  2011

Pearl Harbor - Attack on U.S. base 1941

Dec 10  2011

Constitution Day in Thailand

Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse   (1941)

Dec 12  2011

Kenya Independence Day

   Beginning of Chanukah (Festival of Lights) 

Dec 13  2011

Saint Lucia Independence Day

Dec 16  2011

Bahrain National Day

Kazakhstan National Day

Dec 17  2011

Bhutan National Day

Dec 18  2011

Niger - Proclamation of the Republic 

Dec 23  2011

Japan - Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito

Dec 24  2011

Serbian Air Force Day

Dec 26  2011

Slovenia Independence Day 

Dec 28  2011

Nepal - Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 

Australia - "Proclamation Day" in South Australia