Martyrs' Day

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Martyrs' Day is an annual day observed by nations to salute the martyrdom of soldiers who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation. The actual date may vary from one country to another. Here is a list of countries and Martyrs' Days.

Afghanistan[edit]

Martyrs' Day is observed on September 8 or 9th (variable), the anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud's 2001 assassination. It commemorates all those who died fighting for Afghanistan.

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Armenia[edit]

Genocide Remembrance Day, also known as Armenian Christian Martyr day, on April 24 in Armenia, commemorating the Armenian genocide from 1915 to 1923 in Ottoman Empire Turkey.

Azerbaijan[edit]

Martyrs' Day in Azerbaijan is observed on January 20, in memory of those killed in the Black January events.

Bangladesh[edit]

Language Movement Day, also known as Language Martyrs' Day, on February 21 in Bangladesh, commemorating Bengali as a national language.

Burma[edit]

Burmese Martyrs' Day, on July 19, the day when nine Burmese independence leaders were assassinated in 1947.

India[edit]

Martyrs' Day (India), is observed on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi in 1948.

Lebanon[edit]

Martyrs' Day (Lebanon and Syria), commemorates the execution of Syrian nationalists in Damascus by the Ottoman occupants on May 6, 1916. Also the martyrs of the Lebanese civil war from 1975 till 1990

Libya[edit]

16 September Martyr's Day remembers Libyans killed or exiled under Italian rule and those who were killed in the 17 of February revolution.

Malawi[edit]

In Malawi, Martyrs' Day is celebrated on March 3 to honor the political heroes who gave their lives in the struggle against British colonialism.[1]

Pakistan[edit]

Martyrs' Day (Pakistan) or Youm-e-Shuda is a Pakistani holiday held on 30 April to pay tribute to Pakistani military who died in service of their country, The first occasion of the holiday was in 2011,This day is celebrated to remember and pay tribute to all those persons as well martyrs who sacrifice their lives for country, salute to those mothers & fathers who gave nation brave sons who just live for the protection of their country in times of External & Internal threats. Today as this day is being celebrated different programs and ceremonies also being held to appreciate their sacrifices in which martyrs families are also invited where these national heroes’ life were shared by their parents. In these ceremonies all Parliamentarians, all forces Chiefs, Diplomats and people from different fields of life were invited including media

Panama[edit]

Martyrs' Day (Panama), is a Panamanian holiday which commemorates the January 9, 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone.

Syria[edit]

Martyrs' Day (Lebanon and Syria), commemorates the execution of Syrian nationalists in Damascus by the Ottoman occupants on May 6, 1916.

Togo[edit]

June, 21

Tunisia[edit]

April 9, Martyr's Day remembers Tunisians killed in 1938.

Turkey[edit]

March 18, in remembrance of Turkish soldiers fallen in action.[2] Ottoman forces defeated a naval attack of the Allied Powers in Gallipoli Campaign during World War I on March 18, 1915.

Vietnam[edit]

Memorial Day for War Martyrs, on July 27, in Vietnam.

Uganda[edit]

In Uganda, Martyr's Day is celebrated on the 3rd of June mainly in honor of the Uganda Martyrs; Christian converts who were murdered for their religion in Uganda's biggest kingdom, Buganda in the late-1880s.

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