Every year on March 5, Azerbaijan celebrates a national sports holiday - the Day of Physical Culture and Sports, established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated March 4, 2005.
Physical culture and sports help people improve, promote people's health and the effective functioning of labor resources, which ultimately contributes to the overall economic progress of the country. Sport is one of the most important branches of the social sphere.
There are many popular sports in Azerbaijan, national types of wrestling are also developed. Football and chess are considered the most popular and favorite in the Republic.