Kosovo

We were only in Pristina briefly but our favourite sight was the monument constructed to celebrate the independence of Kosovo from Serbia. Unveiled on the 17th February 2008 the sculpture was painted bright yellow and was subsequently signed by over 150,000 people.

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To celebrate the 5th anniversary of independence, the statue was re-painted with the flags of states that have recognised Kosovo as an independent nation.

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Currently the monument is painted in military camouflage to commemorate the liberation war of the KLA and NATO in 1999.

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I read that the monument will be re-painted and unveiled on the 17th February every year from now on, I think that’s pretty cool.