Independence Day (Azerbaijan)

The Independence Day of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan:Azərbaycanın müstəqillik günü) is the main state holiday in Azerbaijan. It is celebrated annually on October 18.

Independence Day
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A stamp celebrating the 5th anniversary of independence
Observed by Azerbaijan
TypeState
SignificanceThe day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR in 1991.
CelebrationsFireworks, Concerts, Parades
DateOctober 18
Next time18 October 2020 (2020-10-18)
Frequencyannual
A stamp celebrating the 15th anniversary of independence

BackgroundEdit

Violent crackdowns took place on January 19–20, 1990, which is known as Black January. On October 18, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan adopted a Constitutional Act on the Declaration of Independence of Azerbaijan. The declaration was confirmed by a referendum in December 1991.[1][2][3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Milli Məclis". www.meclis.gov.az. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. ^ "День независимости Азербайджана". Calend.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  3. ^ AnydayGuide. "Independence Day in Azerbaijan / October 18, 2017". AnydayGuide. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  4. ^ http://calendr.net/holiday/1615