Azerbaijan declares 2021 as 'Year of Nizami Ganjavi'

Azerbaijan declares 2021 as 'Year of Nizami Ganjavi'

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree declaring 2021 as the Year of Nizami Ganjavi.

The 880th anniversary of the great poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi will be celebrated in the country this year. 

The Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to develop and implement an action plan for the Nizami Ganjavi Year.

The works of Nizami Ganjavi were translated into many languages. The rare manuscript copies of his works are kept and preserved like precious pearls in famous libraries, museums and literary foundations in cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Baku, Tashkent, Tabriz, Tehran, Cairo, Istanbul, Delhi, London, Paris and others.

In Khamsa (Quintet), the poet revealed the living pages of history. The attack of the Russians on Barda city, a fairy tale of the Russian Princess, the beautiful Shirin amazons, battles, described in various poems of Nizami - all this is historically and geographically related to medieval Azerbaijan and the Caucasus.

The description of a man's inner world, his feelings, and thoughts along with the dynamic development of the main hero's characters underlies the basic aim and content of Nizami’s literary school.

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