The National Flag
On May 28, 1918 the National Council of Azerbaijan adopted the Declaration of Independence in Tbilisi and proclaimed the foundation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
The first flag of the Democratic Republic. June 21, 1918
The Provisional National Government started its struggle for independence of Azerbaijan in the most arduous political situation. The early days of Ganja period activity of the Government went down in our history by adoption of various significant resolutions, including the law on the national flag of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (June 21, 1918).
Resolution on approval of the Azerbaijani tricolour
Tricolour of the Democratic Republic. November 9, 1918
Our National Flag fluttering over the Republic of Azerbaijan today, for the first time was approved and raised in the building of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (at present the building of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic) on November 9, 1918.
One of the most glorious and memorable days in the history of the National Flag of Azerbaijan was on December 7, 1918 - the day of opening of the Parliament of the first democratic and secular state in the Muslim East and Turkish world – Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. The flag of Azerbaijan was raised over the Parliament building (at present the building of the Institute of Manuscripts of Azerbaijan).
Unfortunately, the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic officially ceased to exist on May 27, 1920. The symbol of independence – the tricolor flag of the Republic was lowered outside the parliament building on May 3, 1920.
On February 5, 1991 Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted a law “On the National Flag of the Azerbaijan Republic”. The tricolor flag was approved as a National Flag of the Republic and started again fluttering over Azerbaijan.
In accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated November 17, 2009 “Day of State Flag” is celebrated on November 9 of each year.