89 years ago this day Armenia declared independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic, thus forming Democratic Republic of Armenia. It was the first sovereign republic in the history of Armenia, however the holiday was not celebrated during Soviet times, and it only achieved consistency after the collapse of the USSR. (Wikipedia)
Even though the republic was short lived, I am immensely proud for it, and I wish to join all and everybody celebrating May 28th – the Republic Day! Wish you all a proud holiday.
Unlike the Armenian Genocide Commemoration day the Armenian blogosphere (or at least the part I’m following) is not very active remembering this key event in the history of modern Armenia. Something wrong with my list? I don’t know…
David_Sand has a very thoughful post on the date:
We are somehow unlucky with the study of our own history. They taught us long ago, in soviet times, and as history is a politically charged discipline, the same event can be interpreted quite differently by historians. Of cours after the collapse of Bolshevism and disappearance of ideological barriers we were able to read a different history and even see eyewitness accounts on TV. But, as they say, “the traces remain”
Greetings on this holiday, my dear friends! For me this is a chance to reflect on the pluses and minuses of independence, and about how hard it is to gain and how easy it is to
sell, loose it.
Narjan is more upbeat – this is a very good holiday, the blogger says. Well, I couldn’t agree more 🙂 Once again, wish you all a happy holiday!