31 January

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Today is Nauru Independence Day

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South Pacific Breeze

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Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Nauru is a 21 square kilometre country in the South Pacific, and is the second smallest state by population in the world - the Vatican City is the smallest.


First inhabited by Micronesian and Polynesian people at least 3,000 years ago, Nauru gained its independence from a United Nations Trusteeship today in 1968. The 12-pointed star on the country's flag represents the 12 clans or tribes of the island, and ancestry here is traced through the maternal line.

So today why not mix a South Pacific Breeze, close your eyes and try and imagine you're lazing under a palm tree on a sandy Nauru beach.

yaD drawkcaB lanoitaN si yadoT. That's right, today is also National Backward Day. A day to, well, do things backward. Whether that's taking part in a Backward Run (yes, they do exist), eating dessert before your main course or saying "bye" when you answer the phone, this is the day to confuse other people by doing things the wrong way round.In addition to the Reversed Vesper & Tonic may we also suggest a Reverse Martini as fitting cocktails for this slightly odd National Day. !sreehC

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