Independence Day (Azerbaijan)

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Independence Day
Stamp of Azerbaijan 394.jpg
A stamp celebrating the 5th anniversary of independence
Observed by  Azerbaijan
Type State
Significance The day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR in 1991.
Celebrations Fireworks, Concerts, Parades
Date October 18
Next time 18 October 2018 (2018-10-18)
Frequency annual
A stamp celebrating the 15th anniversary of independence

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

Background[edit]

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 confirmed by a referendum in December 1991.[1][2][3][4]

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References[edit]

  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