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Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day. Liberation marks the date of either a revolution, as in Cuba, the fall of an oppressive regime, as in Portugal, or the end of an occupation by another state, as in the Netherlands, thereby differing from independence in the meaning of secession from another country.
|Country||Date||Year||Event||Name of holiday|
|Afghanistan||February 15||1989||Soviet Union withdrawal from Afghanistan|
|Albania||November 29||1944||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Dita e Çlirimit or Liberation Day|
|Bangladesh||December 16||1971||Liberation from Pakistan||Bijoy Dibosh in Bangladesh and Vijay Diwas in India's West Bengal, or Victory Day|
|Belarus||July 3||1944||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Republic Day or Independence Day|
|Bulgaria||March 3||1878||Creation of the Principality of Bulgaria||Liberation Day|
|Cambodia||January 7||1979||Liberation from the Khmer Rouge||Victory Day|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of the||May 17||1997||Coup led by Laurent-Désiré Kabila following the First Congo War||Liberation Day|
|Cuba||January 1||1959||Cuban Revolution under the leadership of Fidel Castro||Triunfo de la Revolución or Triumph of the Revolution|
|Czech Republic||May 8||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Den vítězství (Victory Day), originally (until 2004) Den osvobození (Liberation Day)|
|Denmark||May 5||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Danmarks befrielse or Liberation Day (no public holiday)|
|Ethiopia||May 5||1941||Liberation from Italy||Arbegnoch Qen or Patriots' Day|
|Falkland Islands||June 14||1982||Liberation from Argentina||Liberation day|
|Guam||July 21||1944||Liberation from Japan|
|Guernsey (Channel Islands)||May 9||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Liberation Day|
|Hungary||April 4||1945||Siege of Budapest, celebrated between 1950 and 1989 (no longer a general holiday as of 1990)||Liberation Day|
|Hong Kong||Last Monday in August||1945||Liberation from Japan, celebrated between 1945 and 1996 (no longer a general holiday as of 1997)||Liberation Day (V-J Day 30 August)|
|India||December 19 (Goa only)||1961||Liberation of Goa from Portugal||Goa Liberation Day|
|Israel||28 Iyar (2019 date: 2 June)||1967||Reuinfication of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War||Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)|
|Italy||April 25||1945||General insurrection in Northern Italy by the Italian Resistance Movement, end of Benito Mussolini's regime and Nazi occupation (known locally as Liberazione)||Liberazione|
|Jersey (Channel Islands)||May 9||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Liberation Day|
|Korea, North / Korea, South||August 15||1945||Liberation from Japan||Gwangbokjeol|
|Kuwait||February 26||1991||Liberation from Iraq|
|Lebanon||May 25||2000||Withdrawal of the Israeli Forces from Lebanon||Liberation Day|
|Libya||October 23||2011||Muammar Gaddafi killed, ending the 2011 Libyan civil war|
|Lithuania||August 31||1993||Withdrawal of Russian army after 49 years of occupation||Laisvės diena or Freedom Day (no public holiday)|
|North Macedonia||October 11||1941||Uprising day in North Macedonia, the beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia|
|Mali||November 19||1968||End of Modibo Keïta's regime|
|Moldova||August 24||1944||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Liberation Day (Moldova)|
|Netherlands||May 5||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Bevrijdingsdag or Liberation Day|
|Nicaragua||July 19||1979||Nicaraguan Revolution|
|Northern Mariana Islands||July 4||1945||Liberation from Japan|
|Norway||May 8||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany|
|Poland||November 11||1918||Gained independence from German empire, Russian empire, Austria-Hungary in the end of World War I after 123 years of occupation.||Dzień Niepodległości (Independence Day)|
|Portugal||April 25||1974||Fall of the Estado Novo (New State) fascist regime (known locally) as the Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos)||Freedom Day|
|Rwanda||July 4||1994||Defeat of the previous regime by the RPF, ending the Rwandan genocide||Liberation Day|
|Slovakia||May 8||1945||Liberation from Nazi Germany||Deň víťazstva nad fašizmom|
|South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands||April 25||1982||Liberation from Argentina|
|Togo||January 13||1967||Military coup under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema||Jour de la Libération|
|Turkey||August 30||1922||End of the Turkish War of Independence||Zafer Bayramı (Victory Day)|
|Uganda||January 26||1986||End of Tito Okello's regime and the capture of power by the Museveni regime|
|Ukraine||October 28||1944||Liberation from Nazi Germany completed as Red Army captures Chop||Liberation Day (Ukraine)|
|United States||March 3||1865||Freeing of slaves in Charlottesville, Virginia when Union troops arrive||Liberation and Freedom Day|
|Vietnam||April 30||1975||Liberation from Saigon regime (also known as "Day of liberating the South for national reunification")||Reunification Day|
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