Independence Day in Albania (28/11)

Independence Day in Albania (Dita e Pavarësisë) is the main national holiday celebrated in the country annually on November 28, also known as Albanian Flag Day.

In November 2012, the Republic of Albania widely celebrated the 100th anniversary of independence and the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Albania, which was signed on November 28, 1912. Prior to gaining independence, Albania did not have statehood, being an integral part of the Ottoman Empire for more than 500 years.

In 1909, the Albanian national uprising began, which ended in success in 1912 and led to the weakening of the power of the Ottoman Empire. As a result, Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Russia and France first recognized the autonomy of Albania, and then its independence from Turkey.