On the 17-th of April, 1946, Syria finally left the French colonialists, from that day the country gained independence.
Syria was a colony of France since 1922. During the Second World War, while in occupation, the French government granted independence to Syria, but for another five years its troops had been remaining within the territory of the colony.
Shukri al-Kuatli became the president of independent Syria. A year later the parliament began to operate in the country.
Since 2011, the civil war in Syria has continued. In large cities of the country, including the capital, there are street battles with the use of weapons. More than 136,000 people have become victims, and millions have been forced to flee their homes and move to safer parts of the country or abroad. Refugees find shelter in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.
Today in Syria one will not see the ambitious celebration of Independence Day like it used to be. Because of the danger of terrorist attacks, mass events are not organized. The maximum that citizens can afford is meetings and demonstrations.
On the 15-th of April the Day of Love in Georgiais celebrated.This holiday, dedicated to lovers, as an alternative to the famous Western holiday called Valentine's Day,was organized by Georgian parliament that accepted proposal of Besik Chubinidze - a famouspersonality in local show business.
The famous in the world artist Hailey King working under the trademark FLOX has created the design of Christmas baubles depicting flower with medical peculiarities manuka. With the help of sales FLOX intends to arrange December campaign on the collection of financial expenses for the support of hospices in New Zealand.
International Day of chocolate is non-official holiday dedicated to the favorite delicacy of many people on the planet. It is always celebrated on the 13-th September annually. This holiday is the wonderful reason to take a piece of chocolate, even if you try cutting down on sweets.
Every year on the fourth Sunday of July Peru celebrates the Day of Pisco Sour cocktail - a holiday of the country's most popular cocktail, prepared on the basis of grape vodka pisco enjoyed by the Peruvians since the 16th century.
On June 9 the International Friendship Day is observed. This is not an official holiday and it was introduced quite recently. However, it has a very noble goal to remind people how much their beloved ones mean for them, and to give a chance to spend an evening with them.