Today Azerbaijan marks the National Flag Day
The three-color national flag of Azerbaijan was accepted by the government of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan on November 9, 1918. After the collapse of the Democratic Republic in April 28, 1920 and the establishment of the Soviet regime this flag was relinquished in Azerbaijan. Yet the flag was restored by the order of the Supreme Mejlis of the Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic and was declared the national flag of the Autonomous Republic on November 17, 1990. Under the executive order signed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on November 18, 2009, November 9 is marked as the National Flag Day.