Azerbaijan celebrates National Revival Day
Tdaoy Azerbaijan celebrates the National Revival Day.
National Revival Day is a national holiday celebrated in Azerbaijan every year on the 17th of November.
Since 1992, 17 November has been celebrated as a National Revival Day in the country.
In 1988, 17 November mass demonstrations were started against the Soviet Union at the square named after Lenin (square of Freedom) in Baku. Demonstrators mostly concerned about the outbreak of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the influx of refugees. At the first time there were calls for Azerbaijan leave USSR.
During the events 22 November a curfew was imposed in Baku, and large forces of Soviet troops were also pulled together. In 1988, December 3 protesters were dispersed and approximately 400 people were arrested.
The Day of National Revival symbolizes the beginning of the national liberation movement for Azerbaijanis. As a result, Azerbaijan became an independent state.