Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan

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Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan
Coat of arms of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.png
Observed by Azerbaijan
Type National
Celebrations Fireworks, Concerts, Parades
Date June 26
Next time 26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
Frequency annual

Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan - is annually celebrated on June 26, in Azerbaijan, by the Decree issued by Heydar Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Prehistory[edit]

On June 26, 1918 a Muslim Corps, established by a decision of the Special Transcaucasian Committee, was renamed to Detached Corps of Azerbaijan with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.[1]

From its first days sub-units of the Azerbaijani Army fought against illegally formed armed forces of Armenia in hard battles throughout the all territory of the country. The Azerbaijani Army became a secure guarantee of independence of the Republic and its people, who made a choice to establish a democratic government.[2]

Legislative basis[edit]

On May 22, 1998 according to Decree No. 707 issued by Heydar Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, after gaining the independence for the second time, this historical day – June 26 was declared the Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, which is annually celebrated by the Azerbaijani people and is the nonworking day.\

Gallery[edit]

Parade of 2011[edit]

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