The Ministry of Culture organizes a number of events on the day of remembrance

By Laman Ismayilova

The culture ministry is planning to hold a series of commemorative events, Azernews reports.

On 23-24-25 On September 1st, the State Academic National Theater on State Order presents a play “The Road to Victory”. The State Academic Music Theater is performing a play “Bir Nafas Gadar” on September 27th.

On the same day, the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan holds the event “Martyrs will not die, the Motherland will not be divided”.

The patriotic event “44 Days of Patriotic War” and a virtual exhibition dedicated to Azerbaijani heroes are planned in the Samad Vurgun House-Museum. At the same time, the Abdulla Shaig House Museum will host the “Road to the Victory” event on Remembrance Day.

Memorial Day in Azerbaijan is a public holiday honoring and mourning military personnel who died defending occupied Azerbaijani territories during the 2020 Karabakh War.

Established by decree of President Ilham Aliyev, Remembrance Day is observed in Azerbaijan on September 27, the day war with Armenia broke out. The day honors the memory of martyrs, soldiers and officers who fought heroically and liberated areas from Armenian occupation in the Second Karabakh War.

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed after Armenia launched large-scale attacks on Azerbaijani forces and civilian targets on September 27.

Over 90 Azerbaijani civilians were killed in indiscriminate attacks by Armenia on Azerbaijani civilian targets. Azerbaijan launched counter-offensives that ended on November 8 with the liberation of over 300 settlements and villages, five city centers and the historic city of Shusha.

The 44-day war ended with the Russian-brokered peace deal signed on November 10 by Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders. As part of the peace agreement, the Azerbaijani districts of Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin were vacated by December 1, 2020.

The deal also provided for the return of Azerbaijani IDPs in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven adjacent districts under the control of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The peace deal ended the 30-year-old conflict between Baku and Yerevan over the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which along with the seven bordering districts fell under the occupation of Armenian forces in the early 1990s war.

For about three decades, Armenia failed to implement UN Security Council resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Armenian troops, which was the main obstacle to resolving the conflict.

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