celebrations in Caucasus

Azerbaijan celebrates Eid al-Adha

Azerbaijani people are celebrating Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar.   According to the fatwa issued by the Caucasian Muslims Office on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the holiday …

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Russia celebrates Knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha

A total of 15.5 million pupils will go to school in Russia today. 1.8 million children will start their education this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a working trip to the Yaroslavl region, some 250 km …

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Dagestan celebrates Constitution Day

Today Dagestan is celebrating Constitution Day. Russia's North Caucasian republic will mark Constitution Day with various festivities in the republic's cities. The Constitution of the Republic was adopted by the …

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Ingushetia celebrates its 25th anniversary

Celebrations dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ingushetia will be held today in all cities and regions of the republic. A nationwide Ingush referendum was held in 1991 to restoration the statehood through the formation of the Ingush …

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Azerbaijan celebrates Day of Armed Forces

Azerbaijan is marking the Day of the Armed Forces. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces were formed by the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic on June 26, 1918. Azerbaijan achieved significant results in creating its own armed forces in a …

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Azerbaijan celebrates Ramadan Holiday

Today Azerbaijan marks the Ramadan holiday. Many thousands of Muslims are making festive prayers in the mosques of the country. The holy month of Ramadan was sent down for the Muslims in the second year of Hegira (AD 622). Ramadan …

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Azerbaijan celebrates National Salvation Day

Azerbaijan is celebrating the National Salvation Day today. Azerbaijan gained independence in October 1991. The first years of the country's independence were characterized by the crisis within the country and in the government. Chaos …

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Georgia marks 99 years of independence

On May 26, Georgia celebrates its Independence Day, commemorating the Act of Independence of 1918 that outlined the main principles of the nation's democracy. The country is also celebrating the 26th anniversary of its independence from the …

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Georgia marks Victory Day

Georgia is marking the 72nd anniversary of the Victory Day together with other countries. In Tbilisi each year on this date veterans, state officials and the general public gather at Vake Park to commemorate the day and lay wreaths at …

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Baku celebrates 72nd anniversary of Great Victory

A solemn ceremony has been held in Baku to mark the 72nd anniversary of victory over fascism.  Azerbaijani President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev and First Lady, First Vice-President of …

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 Armenian communists hold May Day march

The traditional May Day march of the Armenian communists is being held in downtown Yerevan. Supporters of the Communist Party of Armenia are partaking in this march, which is accompanied with the singing of the national anthems of the …

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 Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz (Nowruz, Nuruz, Nevruz, Nauryz, Nooruz in different languages) is the beginning of the New Year, connected with the astronomical, that is natural natural event - the spring equinox, when the day becomes longer than the night. Navruz is not …

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World muslims mark Nowruz

Nowruz is the holiday also known as the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian and Turkic peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year. The UN's 64th General …

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