“What makes a flag a flag is the blood spilled for it… if people
die for a land, that makes it a homeland!”
On November 8, 2016, National Flag Day was celebrated enthusiastically by teachers and students at Khazar University’s affiliate Dunya School.
Lamiya Madatli, history instructor at the school, opened the event by talking about the history of our flag, including its three colors, symbols, and honorable history. She noted that the flag is the symbol of our honor, our name, our homeland and our territory. Then the song “Karabakh” by Fikret Amirov was performed and poetry about the flag was recited.
Students performed national dances which reminded the audience about our deep ties to our nationality and traditions.
The modern flag, which is left over from the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, represents our freedom and our ideals.
We note that the sacred national flag that flies over the Azerbaijan Republic was made official for the first time on November 9, 1918 in the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. Great Azerbaijani thinker Ali Bey Huseynzade was the author of the slogan “Turkism, Islamism and Modernism" and the principle of a three-colored flag to represent our national ideology in the beginning of the 20th century.