On Monday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the Gurban Bayramy, Trend reports.
Azerbaijan has never lost touch with its historical roots, and managed to safeguard its national traditions, religious convictions, faith and ceremonies even though had been living under bans of alien ideologies and regimes for many years. One of such traditions is Qurban bayramy, which has been officially celebrated every year in independent Azerbaijan since democratic and legal principles, as well as freedoms of religion and conscience were established in the country, the message says.
Joining in these holly days your intentions and prayers for peace, progress and welfare of our Republic, I remember those who sacrificed their lives for independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and ask Allah to rest their souls in peace. I express confidence that this years Qurban will also mark a triumph in our country of national and moral solidarity, and noble deeds, the President noted.