Ethiopia marks 73rd Patriots’ Day

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May 5, 2014

May 5th is Patriot’s Day to the Ethiopians. Officially known as Arbenoch qen / አርበኛ ቀን /  Hero’s Day.  It has been marked for 73rd time to commemorate the victory of Ethiopia against the invading army of Fascist Italy which attempted to occupy Ethiopia for five futile years.

Government officials, ambassadors, residents of the city including patriots, students and other segments of society also participate in the event.

Ethiopia Marks the 72nd Patriots Victory Day

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