November 28, 2011 - National Holidays All Over the Place!



Most nations celebrate one or more patriotic holidays such as “Independence Day,” “Flag Day,” “Constitution Day,” or “Republic Day.” Today is a patriotic holiday for five different nations. See if you can match up each country below with its location and celebration:

COUNTRIES:
1) Albania
2) Burundi
3) Chad
4) Mauritania
5) Panama

LOCATIONS:
a) the narrow, curvy bit of land that joins North America to South America
b) a landlocked nation in the center of Northern Africa
c) in southeastern Europe, near Greece
d) on the coast of Western Africa
e) a tiny landlocked nation in the southeastern portion of Africa

CELEBRATIONS:
F) declaration of independence from Ottoman rule in 1912
G) independence from France 1960
H) Republic Day—independent from German and Belgian rule
I) independence from Spain in 1821
J) Republic Day—although this nation is considered a “failed state” because of its extreme corruption
Albania

a building in Albania

Lake Tanganyika touches Burundi


Burundi


Chad


a lake in Chad
a mosque in Mauritania

Mauritania


Panama
a beach in Panama
















ANSWERS:
1) c, F
2) e, H
3) b, J
4) d, G
5) a, I

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