Syria Independence Day (17/04)

On April 17, Syria celebrates one of its main state and national holidays - Independence Day.

It so happened that throughout its centuries-old history, Syria has been in the sphere of geopolitical interests of strong neighbors. Among these, in different historical periods, one can name the Roman Empire, the crusader states that controlled these lands until 1187, then Egypt, which owned Syria until the beginning of the 16th century. Egypt was replaced by the Ottoman Empire, which absorbed the territories of Syria and owned them until the end of the First World War, with the exception of a short period in the middle of the 19th century.

As a result, Syria, being one of the oldest states in the Middle East, for most of its history was part of these strong neighboring states and did not have the opportunity to develop as an independent independent state.