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Old 05-08-2008, 02:58 PM   #16
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like i said, always gotta be different... this is like the euro isn't it...

i know, the war still dragged on a bit after this date, but the 8th of may was the actual surrender of Nazi Germany, so considered the "official" end of the war (at least, by *most* european banks and other institutions...). do you get a holiday in commemoration ? on what date / for what specific event ?
According to Wikipedia the list of countries celebrating May 8th as a public holiday is Slovakia and France (not sure if East Germany still counts).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory...Public_Holiday

In the UK we have 11th November (from the end of WWI) as our commemorative day for past wars.

Before the First World War we had 21st October - Trafalgar Day .

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Old 05-08-2008, 02:59 PM   #17
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #18
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:15 PM   #19
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:21 PM   #20
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According to Wikipedia the list of countries celebrating May 8th as a public holiday is Slovakia and France (not sure if East Germany still counts).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory...Public_Holiday
(me goes to edit previous post...)

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In the UK we have 11th November (from the end of WWI) as our commemorative day for past wars.

Before the First World War we had 21st October - Trafalgar Day .
we also celebrate 11th November. personally i'm for as many holidays as possible (although hopefully we could skip the wars that are commemorated by them, next time). We don't celebrate Trafalgar Day though...

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We have Memorial Day. Fourth Monday in May and Independence Day, July 4. Tossing in a VJ day would be a bit much.
what does the J stand for ? (sincere question ; i really can't guess).
EDIT : never mind... (pfff.... my brain was still stuck on Nazi Germany, forgot about the others. technically though, VJ day is August 15, 1945. also a holiday here, completely unrelated to the japanese or WWII. or any war in fact.)

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Old 05-08-2008, 03:23 PM   #21
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:27 PM   #22
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yes, thanks ; i figured it out. rather blinded by the trees for a moment there. plus we don't usually give these holidays stylie acronyms, we just say it's the holiday of "the end of The War."
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:55 PM   #23
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Once again, it's too quiet in here, so I thought I'd bring up this old thread. Seems quiet in here today. Too quiet if you know what I mean.

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Old 08-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #24
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:16 PM   #25
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Once again, it's too quiet in here, so I thought I'd bring up this old thread. Seems quiet in here today. Tood quiet if you know what I mean.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:20 PM   #26
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Just lining up for a group photo to commemorate the acutelation process and it's worldwide success. Getting set for a coronation later this week.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:22 PM   #27
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I think the Beijing olympics are a secret arm of the acutelation forces of the pandorg, because of all of the hyped up news about baby pandas and baby gymnasts and such like.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:36 PM   #28
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I don't understand how Panda's are endangered with all that going on.
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