Liberation Day, the ceremony begins at the Martyrs' Cemetery!

Liberation Day, the ceremony begins at the Martyrs' Cemetery!

At the Martyrs' Cemetery in Tirana, tributes are being paid to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Liberation of Albania, after the Second World War.

The ceremony was attended by the president Bajram Begaj, the speaker of the Assembly Lindita Nikolla and the mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, who placed wreaths of flowers on the monument of 'Mother Albania'.

During the Second World War, the National Liberation Army of Albania carried out armed uprisings against the occupation of Albania. From April 7, 1939, Albania had been occupied by fascist Italy and after its capitulation, in the fall of 1943, Albania was occupied by German forces.

At the end of November 1944, after the Liberation of Tirana on November 17 and the main part of Northern Albania, the city of Shkodra and its district remained to be liberated.

Shkodra was liberated on November 29, 1944, a date which marks the liberation day of Albania. Albania is the first country in the Balkans that was liberated with its own forces, while all other Balkan states were liberated with the help of the Red Army.