Tag Archives: holidays

Cinco de Mayo

I love living in New Mexico (most days), & the mixed cultural heritage of Santa Fe, we all have our own personal histories that blend with the national & global histories going on around us, & I have a deep respect for that. 5 cool tatts to share on this day:

1) http://www.tattoodesignsideas.in/mexican-tattoos/-mexican-tattoo_845

2) http://www.tattoostime.com/tattoos/mexican/page/4/

3) http://weheartit.com/entry/55692452/via/skullspiration

4) http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff244/warvox/tumi_inca.jpg

5) http://www.theredparlour.com/img/ladyofgaudelope5_2_2_.jpg


National Day

in Sri Lanka today, it is that country’s independence day, & national holiday

( the Democratic Socialist Republic Of) Sri Lanka (officially) speaks Sinhala and Tamil, though English is common too, spends Sri Lankan Rupees, & its capital is Colombo


National Day

in Luxembourg today, it is that country’s national holiday

Luxembourg (officially) speaks French and German, but also Luxembourgish, spends euros, & its capital is Luxembourg


Independence Day

in Iceland today, it is that country’s national holiday

Iceland (officially) speaks Icelandic, spends Icelandic krona, & its capital is Reykjavik


Republic Day

in Italy today, it is that country’s national holiday

Italy (officially) speaks Italian, spends euros, & its capital is Rome


Unification Day

in Yemen today, it is that country’s national holiday

Yemen (officially) speaks Arabic, spends Yemeni rials, & its capital is Sanaa


Independence Day

in Senegal today, it is that country’s national holiday

Senegal (officially) speaks French, spends Communaute Financiere Africaine francs, & its capital is Dakar


Independence Day

in Bangladesh today, it is that country’s national holiday

Bangladesh (officially) speaks Bangla/Bengali, spends taka, & its capital is Dhaka


Independence Day

in Greece today, it is that country’s national holiday

Greece (officially) speaks Greek, spends euros, & its capital is Athens


Independence Day

in Tunisia today, it is that country’s national holiday

Tunisia (officially) speaks Arabic, spends Tunisian dinars, & its capital is Tunis


Independence Day

in Mauritius today, it is that country’s national holiday

Mauritius (officially) speaks English, but speaking Creole, Bhojpuri, or French is more common, spends Mauritian rupees, & its capital is Port Louis


National Day

in Brunei today, it is that country’s national holiday

Brunei (officially) speaks Malay (or Behasa Melayu), spends Brunei or Bruneian dollars, & its capital is Bandar Seri Begawan


Waitangi Day

in New Zealand today, it is that country’s national holiday

New Zealand (officially) speaks English, Maori, & sign language, spends New Zealand dollars, & its capital is Wellington


Saint Rainier’s Day

in Monaco today, it is that country’s national holiday

Monaco (officially) speaks French, spends euros, & its capital is Monaco


Guy Fawkes Day/Night

today/tonight, a holiday celebrating one man’s effort to create drastic change

remember, remember, the 5th of November, the gunfire, treason, & plot,
I know of no reason why the gunfire & treason should ever be forgot..”


Republic Day

in Turkey today, it is that country’s national holiday

Turkey (officially) speaks Turkish, spends New Turkish Lira, & its capital is Ankara


Independence Day

in Zambia today, it is that country’s national holiday

Zambia (officially) speaks English, spends Zambian Kwacha, & its capital is Lusaka