Holidays In September, Not Necessarily in the United STATES

Who is from Uzbekistan? There are 3.5 million people living there.

The anniversary of Uzbekistan’s Independence Day is on September 1, a celebration of their independence from the Soviet Union.

Where the heck is Uzbekistan? It’s a landlocked country in Central Asia with the largest city and capital, Tashkent.

Uzbekistan shares its borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. Can anyone pronounce these places? I’m having difficulty wrapping my tongue around them! But It has a presidential constitutional government and a population of about 35.3 million. Uzbekistan’s environment has suffered greatly from Soviet policies.

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VIRGINIA CELEBRATES ITS HISTORY ALWAYS ON SEPTEMBER 14TH

The first people to settle in Virginia arrived about 18,000 years ago. The history of the area can be traced back to various indigenous groups, like the ‘Powhatan.’ The Settlement of Jamestown, Virginia was established in 1607 by the London Company as the first permanent English colony in the United States BUT and this is a huge disagreement here, seems forever. The Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Ma in 1620 are given credit for being the first. Plymouth backers acknowledge that Jamestown was founded 13 years earlier but the Pilgrims in 1620 proved more important and more stable to the founding of the American nation and the joining of the Pilgrims and the American Indian with the sit-down Thanksgiving dinner. Hmm, think I will not add to that discussion. Find ebooks and books in general on Holiday Gifts Online that will add to the discussion.

The Old Dominion is Virginia’s state nickname. Other nicknames are ” Mother of Presidents” and “Mother of States.” Slave labor and land taken from displaced native tribes certainly were responsible for the colony’s booming plantation economy, but they also caused much tension. It became a part of the United States in 1776 as one of the original 13 Colonies during the American Revolution, during this year Thomas Jefferson, another prominent Virginian, signed the Declaration of Independence.

Virginia couldn’t decide and was actually split during the American Civil War. Some supported the Confederacy. Some supported the Union. This resulted in the formation of West Virginia. Five years after the Civil War ended, Virginia rejoined the Union. Maybe that is the reason why Plymouth, Ma. gets the credit for the first permanent colony in the United States. Massachusetts never left the Union. Just my opinion folks.

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