Description: Turkey annually celebrates Victory Day on August 30th, commemorating the Turkish victory over Greek invaders in 1922. Many people in Turkey celebrate Victory Day by attending military parades, which take place in various cities throughout the country.
Saint Rose of Lima Day (Peru)
August 30, 2015
Description: Saint Rose of Lima Day is a national holiday in Peru celebrated annually on the 30th of August. Saint Rose of Lima (1586 to 1617) was the first Catholic saint native to the Americas. Born in Lima, Rose dedicated herself to the service of God and to helping the poor. Her feast day (August 23rd) is recognized throughout much of the world.