Azerbaijan marks National Revival Day on 17 Nov
Azerbaijan marks the National Revival Day on 17 November. This date was declared state holiday in 1992. It is related to the November-December 1988 events, when continuous rally started in former Lenin square (present Freedom) in protest to the policy pursued by the authorities on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Trend reports.
The square was surrounded by the internal troops drawn to Baku from different places of the USSR, which forced out the participants of the rally from 3 to 4 December and arrested them.
The events are appreciated in Azerbaijan as beginning of national liberation movement, which led to independence of the country.