Independence Day of Armenia (21/09)

Every year on September 21, all of Armenia celebrates Independence Day (arm. Հայաստանի Անկախության օրը).

On this day in 1991, the people of Armenia voted in a nationwide referendum to declare independence from the Soviet Union, which the republic had been part of since 1921.

It was on this day that, by decision of the Supreme Council of Armenia, a referendum was held on secession from the USSR and the creation of an independent state of Armenia. 99% of citizens with the right to vote answered the question in the affirmative. Two days later, on September 23, the Supreme Council of the Republic declared Armenia an independent state.