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
Channel NewsAsia Sun, 12/03/2017 - 02:57

On the Record: Lim Teck Yin, CEO of SportSG
Could an athlete like Joseph Isaac Schooling have been spotted earlier, and more money be put into grooming him? SportSG CEO Lim Teck Yin went #OnTheRecord to answer our question.
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The Straits Times Sat, 11/04/2017 - 03:02

More meaningful name needed for floating platform
Is NS Square, formerly known as Float@Marina Bay, a name that is reflective of its multi-purpose use and meaningful to both Singaporeans and tourists? What other names would have been appropriate?
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TODAY Wed, 11/01/2017 - 02:19

NDP loss a setback for National Stadium's bid to become a S'pore icon
Experts noted that with the lack of big national events such as the National Day Parade, it will be an uphill task developing the National Stadium into an icon such as the old Kallang Stadium, which had a place in people’s hearts.(via TODAY Sports)
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TODAY Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:39

NS will always be cornerstone of S’pore’s defence: PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said it is contributions and sacrifices of more than a million Singaporeans who have served NS since 1967 that have enabled the country to “enjoy decades of peace, and a safe and secure home”.
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TODAY Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:28

Marina Bay’s floating platform to be ‘primary venue’ for future NDPs
JUST IN: The Marina Bay Floating Platform will be expanded to create a larger and more accessible space so that more spectators will be able to attend the NDP celebrations.
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Channel NewsAsia Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:04

Marina Bay floating platform to be redeveloped to serve as primary venue for National Day Parade
The redeveloped Marina Bay floating platform will be the primary venue for the National Day Parade, and its seating capacity will be increased.
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TODAY Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:14

Low public approval for cleanliness at hawker centres and venues for major events: Survey
While only 56 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied with the "thoroughness of cleaning" at hawker centres and coffeeshops, only about a third - 35 per cent - said they cleared up their own utensils at these establishments most or all of the time.
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Channel NewsAsia Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:02

If you think the hawker centre is not clean enough, you are not alone
Are you happy with how clean your favourite hawker centre or coffee shop is?
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TODAY Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:36

Noise study to guide planning of new homes near Tengah Air Base
Did you know? The Republic of Singapore Air Force deliberately flies at higher altitudes and lower air speeds when over land, in order to minimise noise levels. Any deviations from these are usually for operational reasons.
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