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The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.

RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen

Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Angola - National Heroes' Day

Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.

United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day



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