Liberation Day (Hong Kong)
Liberation of Hong Kong in 1945
|Observed by||Hong Kong|
|Significance||commemorates liberation from Japanese occupation|
|Date||Last Monday in August|
|2018 date||August 27|
|2019 date||August 26|
|2020 date||August 31|
|2021 date||August 30|
|Last time||1996 (officially)|
|Related to||Victory over Japan Day|
|Literal meaning||"Recover Light Memorial Day"|
During British rule, Liberation Day celebration took place in Hong Kong on the last Monday in August to commemorate the liberation of Hong Kong from Japanese occupation in 1945. No official ceremonies have taken place in Hong Kong since 1997. Nevertheless, unofficial delegations do mark events at The Cenotaph, and the flag poles are occasionally dressed.
Memorial Day of the War of Resistance was created after 1997 but in fact referred to the war events on the Chinese mainland rather than the Battle that took place in Hong Kong and the subsequent Occupation which is part of Imperial Japan's Pacific Campaign. Historians consider the Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific War as two distinct concepts and they should be treated as separate historic developments.
- King-fai Tam; Timothy Y. Tsu; Sandra Wilson (24 October 2014). Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War. Routledge. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-1-317-65046-1.