Liberation Day in Albania Date in the current year: November 29, 2016

Liberation Day in Albania Liberation Day is celebrated in Albania on November 29. This holiday was established to celebrate the day, when Albania was liberated from Nazi occupation during World War II on November 29, 1944.

Nazi Germany occupied Albania in 1943. The guerrilla forces were driven to the hills and to the south of Albania. Berlin established Albanian government, military and police, declaring, that Germany would recognize independence of the nation only in the case of its neutrality.

The National Liberation Army and the guerrillas liberated Albania from German occupation on November 29, 1944. The partisans, who liberated Albania, also assisted liberation of southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, and part of Montenegro.

Celebration of Liberation Day in Albania on November 29 is a disputable issue. Some believe, that this date was chosen by the Communist Party of Albania to coincide with the liberation date of Yugoslavia.

Liberation Day is a non-working holiday in Albania. It follows another public holiday, Independence Day, that is why people have a longer break to enjoy time with their families and friends.

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