Independence day celebrations in Khankendi


Government officials together with local residents are celebrating 18th October celebrations in Khakendi.

Independence Day is one of the most important days in the history of Azerbaijan. Every year, Independence Day is celebrated on October 18.

As a result of the historical conditions created by the collapse of the USSR in the late twentieth century, the Azerbaijani state regained its independence. The extraordinary session of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan, which began on October 8, 1991, held four days of discussions. Finally, on October 18, 1991, the session of the Supreme Soviet adopted a historic document - the Constitutional Act on State Independence.

At that time, 258 out of 360 deputies of the Supreme Soviet voted in favor of the act, the rest either did not attend the session or voted against it. The Constitutional Act states that the independent Azerbaijani state is the legal successor of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which existed in 1918-1920. The Constitutional Act consists of 6 chapters and 32 articles.

The issue was discussed in a nationwide referendum on December 29, 1991, and 95% of the population voted in favor of the country's independence, sovereignty and independence.

After the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence, the national flag, anthem, and coat of arms were created.