Damascus, SANA, On the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, the state employees will get a day off on Wednesday May 6th. the cabinet announced.
On the occasion, the Regional leadership of the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) said that Martyrs Day is a call for going forward in fighting against aggression and dangers facing the homeland.
” Syrians are providing sacrifices in their fight against terrorism and Erdogan’s and some Arab regimes-backed Takfiri plot targeting Syria’s security and stability”, BASP added in a statement.
The statement pointed out that Syrians honor martyrs’ families morally and financially.
Martyrs’ Day is a Syrian and Lebanese national holiday commemorates the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by the fourth army commander of the Ottoman occupation Jamal Pasha, also known as ‘Al Jazzar’ or ‘The Butcher’.
The martyrs were executed in both square of Marjeh in Damascus and Bourj in Beirut.
Both places have since been renamed Martyrs’ Square.
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