Reasons To Celebrate:  June  29
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Happy June 29! June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year. Follow our list below for some great reasons to celebrate this day.
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"Our goal is to give you a better understanding of holidays around the world that's celebrated on this date. Use our list as a guide for your classroom or better yet; a way to find new holidays and traditions for your own family. Keep in mind... this list is incomplete. Movable holidays may not be listed due to the fact the dates change. "

Food Holidays for this date:

  • National Almond Butter Crunch Day (June 29)

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Holidays Around the World for this date:
 
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Seychelles from United Kingdom in 1976.
​An Independence Day is an annual event commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a group or part of another nation or state; more rarely after the end of a military occupation. Most countries observe their respective independence days as a national holiday, and in some cases the observance date is controversial or contested.

  • Veterans Day (Netherlands)

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Weird Wild & Wacky Holidays: (Unofficial Observances)
  •  (June 29)
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Is it your Birthday Today?  See who shares your birthday.

  • Happy Birthday!  Gary Busey, Theo Fleury, Fred Gandy, Joe Johnson, Sharon Lawrence
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Christian Feast Day:
  •   Cassius of Narni
  •   Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Western Christianity), and its related observances:
  •       Haro Wine Festival (Haro, La Rioja)
  •       l-Imnarja (Malta)
  •   June 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events On This Day
  • 226 – Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • 1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1444 – Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
  • 1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
  • 1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
  • 1776 – First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
  • 1776 – Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1786 – Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1850 – Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
  • 1874 – Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
  • 1880 – France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1881 – In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
  • 1888 – George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
  • 1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
  • 1895 – Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1916 – The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • 1922 – France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".
  • 1926 – Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  •   1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
  •   1927 – First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  •   1928 – The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  •   1945 – Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  •   1950 – The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  •   1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
  •   1972 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
  •   1974 – Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Peron, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
  •   1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
  •   1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  •   1995 – Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
  •   2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
  •   2007 – Apple Inc. releases their first mobile phone, the iPhone.
  •  ​In 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Mir (USSR) space station for the first time, resulting in the biggest craft ever assembled in space to that time. 
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► Movable Holidays for June
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BBC: On This Day - June 29
The New York Times: On This Day - June 29
On This Day in Canada - June 29

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Inside this Article for June 29:
  1.  National Almond Butter Crunch Day
  2.  Independence Day /Seychelles from United Kingdom
  3.  Veteran's Day in the Netherlands
  4.  Christian Feasting Days
  7.  Events on this day
  8.  Who shares your birthday 
  9.  and much more!
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A Holiday is 
a day set aside by custom or by law in which normal activities, especially business or work, are to be suspended or reduced.

 Generally holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate something of cultural or religious significance. 

Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, or even personal choices.
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