Libyan Liberation Day

Liberation Day occurs every year on the 23rd October. The holiday celebrates the fall in dictatorship of Muhammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi’s regime was overthrown during the Libyan Civil War that started in February 2011 in the city of Benghazi. On October 20, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in the city of Sirte, and the fighting came to an end. Three days later, Libyans celebrated the defeat of loyalist forces and the fall of Gaddafi’s regime. 

October 23 was designated as a national holiday in 2011, right after the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya fell and was replaced by the State of Libya. Libyan Liberation Day is celebrated nationwide with solemn ceremonies and other celebratory events. 

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