Revolution Day in Eritrea is annually celebrated on September 1.
This day commemorates the day, when the Eritrean Liberation Front led the revolution, that marked the beginning of the Eritrean War of Independence.
The territory of Eritrea was colonized by Italy in 1890.
In 1936 Italians invaded Ethiopia and also declared it a part of their empire, calling it Italian East Africa.
The Eritrean Liberation Front organized a revolution on September 1 1961, that officially started the war.
The Eritrean War of Independence ended on May 29, 1991.
The state then gained full independence from Ethiopia.