Today, Azerbaijan is marking the State Independence Day.
Thanks to the favorable historical conditions emerging after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Azerbaijani people gained independence in the 20th century for the second time.
As a result of the activity of democratic powers in Russia, it was impossible for the Soviet Union to suppress non-subordination of the republics to the central power and their wish to become independent.
At the extraordinary meeting held on August 30, 1991, the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopted a declaration on Azerbaijan's state independence.
The Constitutional Act about the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan was adopted at the session of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan on October 18, 1991.
A referendum was held in Azerbaijan on December 29. The referendum bulletins asked the voters: "Do you support the Constitutional Act about the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan, adopted by the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan?" The Azerbaijani people unanimously supported the state independence.
In May of 1992, Azerbaijani parliament adopted the state anthem of Azerbaijan, and soon after it, the tricolor flag and the coat of arms.
Azerbaijan is an independent and a sovereign state since October 18, 1991, and people of the republic celebrate it as a holiday.
First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva has made an Instagram post on the occasion of the State Independence Day.
"Dear fellow countrymen! I congratulate you on the occasion of the State Independence Day, and wish our country continuous development, new successes, peace and prosperity," she said in her Instagram post.