Independence Restoration Day in East Timor
Independence Restoration Day in East Timor is held on May 20. Celebrates the independence of East Timor from Indonesia in 2002. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
East Timor Independence Day is celebrated on the 20th of May every year. This important day marks the independence won by Timor Leste from Indonesian rule in 2002. The day is also referred to as the Independence Restoration Day of Timor Leste.
Usually, festivities and celebrations start the day before independence day, with masses at cathedrals early on in the morning. On the day itself, proceedings start with the President of the Republic Palace welcoming the Armed Forces. The President, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta then inspects the troupes and flags are raised following the inspection. Arms are hoisted and fitting tributes are paid to the soldiers and freedom fighters of Timor Leste.
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