Official commemorations take place in honor of 74th anniversary of Liberation Day

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 29, 2018 10:44

Official commemorations take place in honor of 74th anniversary of Liberation Day

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  • Thursday's ceremony was attended by family members of World War II martyrs and citizens from Tirana and other provinces who honored their relatives who had fallen in the war.

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TIRANA, Nov. 29 - The highest Albanian state authorities commended honors and placed wreaths of flowers near the cemeteries of the Albanian martyrs of World War II on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the country’s liberation by Nazi invaders.

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruà§i, Prime Minister Edi Rama and other officials participated in the state ceremony devoted to Nov. 29, placing wreaths near the “Mother Albania” monument at Tirana’s Martyrs Cemetery at one hill over the capital.

Thursday's ceremony was attended by family members of World War II martyrs and citizens from Tirana and other provinces who honored their relatives who had fallen in the war.

Opposition representatives did not attend the ceremony, as according to them, Albania's Liberation Day is November 28th, while November 29th is a holiday artificially invented by the communist regime of dictator Enver Hoxha to mark the dependence and servility to Belgrade’s communist regime after the end of the war.

The opposition celebrates Liberation Day on the same date as Flag Day, on Nov. 28.

After the end of the official ceremony, those nostalgic for the communist regime placed flowers and photos of dictator Enver Hoxha near the monument "Mother Albania.”

Last year, communist dictatorship nostalgics and the opposition’s Democratic activists clashed at the martyrs' cemeteries for displaying communist symbols and flags during the commemoration festivities.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 29, 2018 10:44