Independence Day (Uzbekistan)

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Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Independence Day music performance in Bukhara.jpg
A musical performance on the occasion of the Independence Day 2015, Bukhara
Official nameUzbek: O'zbekiston Respublikasi Mustaqilligi kuni
Also calledIndependence Day
Observed by Uzbekistan
TypeState
SignificanceThe day Uzbekistan gained its independence from the USSR
CelebrationsFireworks, concerts, parades
DateSeptember 1
Next time1 September 2019 (2019-09-01)
Frequencyannual

Independence Day (Uzbek: O'zbekiston Respublikasi Mustaqilligi kuni) is an official national holiday in Uzbekistan, celebrated on the first of September.[1] fireworks, concerts, competitions, military parades, and wreath laying ceremonies are held in Tashkent during the independence day celebrations.

Background[edit]

In 1991, the August Coup in the Soviet capital of Moscow caused many Soviet republics to declare their independence from the Soviet Union. President of the Uzbek SSR Islam Karimov declared Uzbekistan independent from the USSR on August 31, 1991. That same day, the Supreme Soviet of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution on the declaration of independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan and a law on the state independence of Uzbekistan. Once the laws were signed by Karimov, the Uzbek SSR was renamed to the Republic of Uzbekistan[2] The next day was then declared a national holiday and a day off from work by the government.

Celebratory History[edit]

1992[edit]

In 1992, Independence Day was celebrated for the first time. The film Istiqlol (Independence) directed by Davron Salimov was shown in cinemas in Tashkent.

1996[edit]

It honoured the 5th anniversary of independence. It was on this year that President Karimov awarded the title of Hero of Uzbekistan for the first time.

2016[edit]

It celebrated the 25th jubilee anniversary of independence. Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who was hospitalized during the anniversary, would pass away in Tashkent the next day. Karimov's annual independence day speech was read on TV by a presenter.[3]

2018[edit]

On the eve of the 27th anniversary of independence in 2018, government authorities for the first time decided not impose restrictions on the admission of citizens of Tajikistan at the border crossings.[4][5]

Places in Uzbekistan honoring independence day[edit]

The decorated building of the Ministry of Finance in honor of independence day.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "День независимости Республики Узбекистан" (in Russian). Календарь событий. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. ^ "День Независимости Узбекистана" (in Russian). Advantour. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. ^ В День независимости Узбекистана вместо президента граждан поздравит премьер: Средняя Азия: Бывший СССР: Lenta.ru
  4. ^ https://m.akipress.com/news:610205/&#
  5. ^ https://www.azernews.az/region/136808.html