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Can you name the countries or US states that celebrate these official holidays?

HolidayCountry or US StateHoliday description
Diwali'Festival of Lights'. Diwali is a 5 day festival occurring in October or November, celebrated by those of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths
Bastille DayCommerorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789
Day of Valour/Bataan DayOccurring on April 9, this national holiday honors those who suffered in the Bataan Death March
Cosmonautics DayFalling on April 12, this national holiday marks the anniversary of the first manned space orbit in 1961
Waitangi DayOccurring on February 6, this day commerates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, giving the Maori people rights as British citizens
Mother Teresa DayCelebrating the life and work of Mother Teresa, this day falls on October 19
Respect for the Aged DayOccurring in September, this holiday was established in 1966 to celebrate long life and the elderly
Youth DayFalling on June 16, this holiday marks the anniversary of the Soweto uprising in 1976
Independence DayOccurring on March 1, this national holiday marks the anniversary of this country's independence from Japan in 1919
Liberation DayThis national holiday marks the anniversary of the fall of its capital and reunificaton for this country on April 30, 1975
HolidayCountry or US StateHoliday description
Patriot's DayCelebrated every 3rd Monday in April, this state holiday commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord of the American Revolution
Emancipation DayCelebrated on April 16, this holiday commemorates the signing of the Compensation Emancipation Act by President Lincoln, freeing slaves prior to the Emancipation Proclamation
Bennington Battle DayOccurring on August 16, this state holiday recalls the Battle of Bennington of the American Revolution
Cesar Chavez DayOccurring on March 31, this state holiday celebrates Cesar Chavez, famed Mexican American civil rights leader
Kamehameha DayFalling on June 11, this day celebrates King Kamehameha, the first monarch of the kingdom that later became this state
Pioneer DayThis holiday, on July 24, remembers Brigham Young's arrival into the state in 1847
Casimir Pulaski DayOccurring on the first Monday of March, this state, home to 10% of the US's Polish American population, remembers Casimir Pulaski, a Polish born American who fought in the American Revolution
Seward DayFalling on the last Monday in March, this state holiday honors William Seward, former Secretary of State who brokered the purchase of this state in 1867
Daisy Gatson Bates DayCelebrated on the 3rd Monday in February, this state holiday honors Daisy Bates, a civil rights leader who advised 9 African American students attempting to attend a previously all white high school in 1957, paving the way for desegregation in schools
Arbor DayObserved on the last Friday on April, this is a well known holiday, but is a civic holiday only in the state that Arbor Day was founded in 1872. Its founder was former Secretary of Agriculture, Julius Morton Sterling, who was also the father of the Joy Morton, who started the Morton Salt Company in a neighboring state

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