Liberation Day


Liberation Day

Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day. Liberation marks the date of either a revolution, as in Cuba, or the end of an occupation by another state, thereby differing from independence in the meaning of secession from another

* January 1 — Cuba (1959)
* January 13 — Togo
* January 26 — Uganda (1986)
* February 26 — Kuwait (1991. See also Gulf War.)
* March 3 — Bulgaria (1878. See also Treaty of San Stefano.)
* April 9 — Iraq (2003. See also Iraq War.)
* April 11 — Corleone, Sicily (2006)
* April 25 — Italy (1945; "Liberazione".)
* April 30 — Vietnam (1975, "see Reunification Day, Fall of Saigon".)
* May 5 — Denmark (1945), Ethiopia (1941), The Netherlands ("see Liberation Day (The Netherlands)") (1945)
* May 8 — Norway (1945)
* May 9 — Guernsey (1945), Jersey (1945) ("marking the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II")
* May 17 — Democratic Republic of the Congo
* May 25 — Lebanon (See Liberation Day (Lebanon), 2000)
* June 14— Falkland Islands (1982) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (1982), marking the end of the Falklands War
* July 4 — Rwanda ("marking the end of the genocide")
* July 19 — Nicaragua
* July 21 — Guam (see Battle of Guam, 1944)
* August 14 — Pakistan (1947)
* August 15 — India (1947), South Korea (1945) a.k.a. Victory over Japan Day
* August 23 — Romania (1944)
* Last Monday in August — Hong Kong (1945-1996) (no longer a general holiday as for 1997) marked the end of Japanese occupation during World War II
* November 19 — Mali
* November 29 — Albania (known locally as "Dita e Çlirimit")
* December 16 — Bangladesh (Victory Day), to commemorate the official signing of the Instrument of Surrender (1971) (Fall of Dacca) to the Pakistanis who surrendered the Pakistani armed forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. This holiday is known as Vijay Diwas and Bijoy Dibosh in India's West Bengal and Bangladesh.
* December 19 — Goa (Liberation Day), in the state of Goa and the union territory of Daman and Diu to commemorate the liberation from Portuguese colonial rule by Indian armed forces during Operation Vijay (1961).

ee also

*National day
*Public holiday


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