Time to Celebrate the Flag
Today was National Flag Day in Azerbaijan, a commemoration of the adoption of the current flag on November 9th, 1918, during the first independent Azerbaijani republic. Adorned in blue, red, and green, accented by the crescent moon and eight-pointed star of Islam, the flag is a modern representation of statehood. Blue is for Azerbaijan’s Turkic heritage, red for Europeanization, and the green reflects Islam. From Today.Az:
The Azerbaijani Democratic Republic, which existed until 1920, adopted the Azerbaijani tricolor as the national flag of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on Nov. 9, 1918.
After gaining independence in 1991, the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic announced a tricolor flag with a star and a crescent as the national flag of Azerbaijan on Feb. 5, 1991.
And of course, don’t forget about the great flag flying in Baku.