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Revolution Day
North Macedonia

Revolution Day 2023, 2024 and 2025 in North Macedonia

Every 11 October is Revolution Day in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is also sometimes referred as “People’s Uprising Against Fascism Day”. The day commemorates the revolt of the North Macedonian people on 11 October, 1941 against the Nazi occupation.

202311 OctWedRevolution Day
202411 OctFriRevolution Day
202511 OctSatRevolution Day
202611 OctSunRevolution Day
12 OctMonRevolution Day Holiday
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It was in the middle of World War II, and North Macedonia was merely a part of the now-non-existent nation of Yugoslavia. Nazi Germany and its Axis allies closed in on Yugoslavia and on North Macedonia early in 1941, and there was resistance. A liberation army was formed for North Macedonia, which opposed the Nazi invaders.

Resistance was small and ineffective at first. It wasn’t until 11 October, 1941 that the liberation forces dared to make an attack on Axis forces. They assaulted a Bulgarian-run police department in Prilep, Bulgaria being an ally of Germany at the time. And another attack against the fascists took place in Kumanovo.

Little by little the liberation army continued its raids, until War’s end, in North Macedonia at least, in 1944.

Every year on 11 October, there are official government ceremonies and public patriotic speeches on the occasion of Revolution Day in North Macedonia. And there are also official awards given out to all manner of people who have contributed to the nation’s progress.

Previous Years

202211 OctTueRevolution Day
202111 OctMonRevolution Day
202011 OctSunRevolution Day
12 OctMonRevolution Day Holiday
201911 OctFriRevolution Day
201811 OctThuRevolution Day
201711 OctWedRevolution Day