Our state symbols
Every state has its own emblem, flag and anthem. They are called the state symbols. State symbols personify a state’s independence. State symbols of the Republic of Azerbaijan are the State Flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
To protect and love our state symbols is the duty of every Azerbaijani citizen. Thousands of our countrymen have fallen, became martyrs for these symbols - the sign of our independence. Therefore, we have to show always high esteem for these state symbols – our source of pride.
There are also the signs of a state. Azerbaijan has its president, army, national currency and capital. All these are the signs of the state.
The State Flag
Our state flag is formed by three horizontal strips of equal width, with the upper strip being blue, middle one red, and the lower strip green. In the middle of the red strip, there is a white crescent with an octagonal star.
The blue colour on our flag signifies the Turkic origin of the Azerbaijani people, the red colour means contemporariness, and the green colour shows our religion – Islam.
The width of the Azerbaijani flag is half its length. While drawing our flag or making it using colour papers, we should not break the ratio of sizes.
The State Emblem
Our state emblem consists of oak branches and spikes forming an arc, with a picture of an eastern shield resting on them. There is an octagonal star on the background of the colours of the Azerbaijani Republic’s flag, with a flame in the centre of the star.
While picturing our state emblem, its elements should not be changed.
The State Anthem
On May 27, 1992, the Parliament adopted Law “On the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan”. The Law approved the “March of Azerbaijan” created by prominent composer Uzeyir Hajibeyli and poet Ahmad Javad in 1919, as the national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Our state anthem is a symbol of the state of Azerbaijan, its independence and national integrity.
When singing our anthem, its lyrics should not be changed.
Music: Uzeir Hajibeyli
Lyrics: Ahmad Javad
The heroic patriotic glorious land!
To die for you we are glad and we are ready!
If there is need to shed blood
We are too ready!
With three color banner live happily!
Sacrifices too many done,
Every soldier to front has gone!
When your chest was field of battle!
Come back as a heroic son!
Let me see you flourish,
Let your enemies perish!
I love you, my dear land
Be mightier we do wish!
To safeguard your sacred land,
To hold high your honored flag,
All the youngsters are too glad!
Glorious land, glorious land!