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YEREVAN. – May 28 is a national holiday in Armenia, the state celebrates the Republic Day - the day of reestablishment of Armenian sovereignty.

In 1918 Armenian regular army and the militia defeated Turks at Karakilisa, Bash-Aparan, and Satdarapat. Independence lost 9 centuries ago was finally reclaimed. On this day 93 years ago Armenian National Council declared Armenia an independent state.

“Given the circumstances of the collapse of Transcaucasia and declaration of independence on behalf of Georgia and Azerbaijan, Armenian National Council declares itself the supreme and sole authority of Armenian districts,” reads Armenian Declaration of Independence.

May 28 is officially celebrated as Republic Day since 1992. Sardarapat memorial complex traditionally holds commemoration events of heroes who fell fighting for Armenia’s independence. The ceremony is attended by country’s top leaders, common citizens and Diaspora Armenians.

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