According to the decree of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, dated November 17, 2009, November 9 is celebrated as National Flag Day in the country.
After the Republic of Azerbaijan regained its independence, the tricolor flag of Azerbaijan became a symbol of national sovereignty.
This flag, a relic of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, demonstrates our commitment to our ideology of freedom, national and moral values, and universal ideals.
The three-color national flag of Azerbaijan was approved by the government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) on November 9, 1918, and had a state status until April 1920. Many years later, on November 17, 1990, at a session held on the initiative and under the leadership of the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, the national leader of the Azerbaijani people, Heydar Aliyev, this flag was approved as the flag of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
On February 5, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted the Law "On the State Flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan" and declared it the state flag. On October 18, 1991, by the Constitutional Act "On State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan," Azerbaijan, as the successor of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, restored its state symbols, including the state flag.