Victory Day in the Sardarapat battle (26/05)

On May 26, a memorable date is celebrated in Armenia - Victory Day in the Battle of Sardarapat.

The Battle of Sardarapat is a battle during the First World War (1914-1918), which took place on May 21-28, 1918 between regular Armenian military units and militias, on the one hand, and the Turkish invaders who invaded Eastern Armenia, on the other. The battle took place in the area of the Sardarapat railway station, near the city of Hoktemberyan.

After the October Revolution of 1917 that took place in Russia, Russian troops left the regions of Western Armenia occupied during the First World War. Taking advantage of this, the ruling circles of Turkey set out not only to seize back Western Armenia, but also to occupy Eastern Armenia and all of Transcaucasia.