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Rekindling of the Eternal Flame ceremony held in Paris to honor 8 September for the first time since independence

Yesterday (Sunday, 8 September 2019), in honor of the Independence Day of the Republic of North Macedonia – 8 September – the traditional Rekindling of the Eternal Flame ceremony was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Following the traditional solemn procession, composed of our expatriates and French friends, Ambassador Causevska Dimov lit, with a symbolic gesture, the eternal flame in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe.

With this act of paying respect in front of the emblematic French monument, the Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia marked the Independence Day in the spirit of friendly relations between the two countries.

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The eternal flame was first lit on 11 November 1923 while the rekindling ceremony is held every day at exactly 6:30 PM.

 The event was made possible by the Union of Associations “The Flame beneath the Arc de Triomphe – The Flame of the Nation” and was organized for the first time since our country’s independence.