Cyclists to honor Flag Day

By: Amina Nazarli

Azerbaijan Cycling Federation and State Flag Square Complex attached will organize a bike race in Connection with the Flag Day.

The event with the motto of – ‘Our Flag’s Our Honour’ is scheduled for November 7 at 11:30 AM.

The route starting from the Flag Square will cover several landmarks of Baku, including AzNeft roundabout, Boulevard Lane up to Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre and the same way back. The 10.3 miles route will have the start and finish points at the flag square.

The organizers are inviting all amateur cyclists and citizens to enjoy this ride together. All participants are required to bring their own bikes and helmets.

Azerbaijan will celebrate National Flag Day for the fifth time on November 9.

Back on November 17, 2009, this day was declared National Flag Day by a Presidential decree. Since then, Azerbaijanis all over the world have celebrated this day.

The national flag, which consists of three equal wide horizontal stripes, is not just a combination of blue, red and green colors. Each color has its own meaning. An eight-pointed star and a crescent of white color are placed in the middle of the red stripe.

Azerbaijanis regard their three-color flag as a glory, honor, loyalty and sincerity and raise it with a great pleasure and proud around the world.

The capital Baku has one of the tallest flags in the world: the Azerbaijani flag in the National Flag Square. This 162 meter-high flagpole measures 70 meters high and 35 meters wide and weighs 350 kg.

SOURCE: AZER NEWS

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