national day parade

A national day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming a republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (birthday, accession, removal, etc.). Often the day is not called "National Day" but serves and can be considered as one. The national day will often be a national holiday. Many countries have more than one national day. Most countries have a fixed-date national day, but some have movable dates. An example is Jamaica, which up to 1997 celebrated its national day on the first Monday in August. This commemorated independence from the United Kingdom which was attained on Monday, 6 August 1962, the first Monday in August of that year. Israel's Independence Day is not fixed relative to the civil Gregorian calendar, being formally linked to 5 Iyar on the Jewish calendar, but may also be moved to any day between 3 and 6 Iyar in order to avoid preparing for or celebrating either Independence Day or Memorial Day (which immediately precedes Independence Day) on Shabbat; the practical effect of this is that Independence Day may be celebrated any day between 15 April and 15 May. Another example is Thailand which celebrates the birthday of the king on 28 July. This date will change on the accession of the heir to the throne. Most national days can be categorized in two large blocks: Newer countries that celebrate their national day as the day of their independence. Older countries that use some other event of special significance as their national day. Denmark and the United Kingdom are among the few countries that do not have designated national days. Wikipedia
The Straits Times Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:21

NDP 2018 to be held at Marina Bay floating platform again: Ng Eng Hen
Dr Ng said there are few other locations in the world that allows a show with air, land and sea elements.
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TODAY Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:38

Beware effects of online criticism on children
YOUR SAY: Singapore can be a more understanding society, and social media a friendlier platform, says a reader. As long as the child admits his mistake and learns from it, we should forgive, without forgetting the takeaway lesson.
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Channel NewsAsia Tue, 08/15/2017 - 02:11

Former minister George Yeo's wife undergoing treatment for cancer
Doctors treating Mrs Jennifer Yeo for a rare form of cancer are "cautiously optimistic", her husband George Yeo says.
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The Straits Times Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:23

Former minister George Yeo's wife being treated for rare form of nose cancer
Mrs Jennifer Yeo is currently being treated in Houston for a rare sinonasal cancer. As a result, she missed this year's NDP, and the performance by her mother Mary Ho, better known as Grandma Mary.
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TODAY Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:40

Wife of former Cabinet Minister George Yeo diagnosed with cancer
Former Foreign Minister George Yeo and two of the couple's four children are now working out of Houston in order to be with Mrs Yeo, who is diagnosed with a "rare aggressive cancer" called Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma.
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The Independent Singapore Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:52

“Presidential” advice for NDP Bird Boy? | The Independent
The precocious Henry Park Primary School Pupil who was celebrated by netizens for raising his middle finger at the camera during the National Day Parade on Wednesday has earned some advice from presidential hopeful Halimah Yacob, as well.
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Channel NewsAsia Fri, 08/11/2017 - 05:35

Parents, school counselled boy who made rude gesture during NDP coverage: School principal
The Henry Park Primary School student is said to be "deeply apologetic" for the incident which was caught on live TV.
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The Independent Singapore Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:27

NDP Bird Boy: Scolded by school, embraced by netizens | The Independent
One innocent-looking boy stole the show over the flashy fireworks, festivities and fanfare that a dedicated executive committee and countless volunteers put together as part of the highly anticipated NDP 2017 yesterday. And he did so by simply raising one middle finger.
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The New Paper Fri, 08/11/2017 - 01:57

Principal says pupil who made rude gesture on camera at NDP is apologetic
"The school and his parents have counselled him, and will ensure he learns from this incident..."
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