The 77th anniversary of Patriots’ Victory Day


The 77th anniversary of Patriots’ Victory Day, a holiday that marks the end of the Italian occupation was celebrated in the presence of President Mulatu Teshome (Phd) and Addis Ababa Mayor Driba Kuma.
With the strong lust to colonize Ethiopia, which was the only sovereign African country, Italy started war against Ethiopia in October 1935, through the Northern part of the country. The war, referred as the second Italo-Ethiopian war, ended in May 1936 with the victory of Ethiopian forces.
The victory of Ethiopian patriots over fascist Italy forces is an inspiration for the young generation and taught a lesson for the need to engage in activities that will contribute towards nation building.
Patriots, higher-level government officials, representatives of various international and regional organizations were also present to commemorate the day.