16th August

Gozan no Ukuribi (Kyoto lights five fires in the shape of Japanese characters to celebrate end of O-Bon, when the ancestors finish their visit and return to the spirit world)

Xicolatada (Languedoc-Roussillon gives out free hot chocolate)

Also today:

  • Domenican Republic Restoration Day
  • Paraguay Children’s Day (commemorating a day when Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina devastated an army made of children)
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