Serbia: Hundreds visit Tito's tomb to celebrate 'Day of the Youth'

25 мая 2020 г. 17:44

Hundreds of people visited the tomb of former president Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito's in Belgrade on Monday, to mark his birthday which was known as the «Day of Youth» during Yugoslav times. Admirers of Tito wearing face masks brought flowers to his tomb and carried former Yugoslav flags. Due to the travel restrictions set in place by the Serbian government to help curb the spread of COVID-19, only admirers from Serbia were able to attend the ceremony this year. The tomb, which is behind the Museum of Yugoslav History, also known as Museum 'May 25th' has been visited on Tito's birthday by the former president's admirers for many years. 'Youth Day' is celebrated every year in former Yugoslavia on May 25th, marking the day that Tito's army was unsuccessfully attacked by Nazi's in 1944. Although Tito's actual birthday was May 7th, people celebrate it eighteen days later because Germans found forged documents that stated May 25th was his date of birth.

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