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20-11-2014, 15:30

Tajikistan to Celebrate National Flag Day

Avesta.Tj | 20.11.2014 | Tajikistan will celebrate on Nov. 24 National Flag Day that has been marked in the country since 2009. 


Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloev, Dushanbe Mayor, signed a decree endorsing a series of events on the occasion of this day.


The festive procession, that gathering about 10, 000 people, will be held in National Flag Park. The citizens will march through Dushanbe streets and gather at the National Flag Park, where a festive concert will take place.


As well the roundtables, conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the National Flag Day will take place in Dushanbe.


In November 2009, Tajik president Emomali Rahmon signed a law establishing National Flag Day, making Tajikistan the second country in Central Asia after Turkmenistan with such a holiday.


The flagpole was erected in the Tajik capital, in May 2011.  A 165-meter-high flagpole hoisted a 350-kilogram country's three-color flag, measuring 60 meters by 30 meters, in front of the Palace of the Nation complex in downtown Dushanbe.


The flagpole has been designed and installed by Trident Support, Corporation and construction of the flagpole was financed by the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO).


The Dushanbe flagpole landed Tajikistan in the Guinness Book of World Records in August 2011, just in time for the nation’s 20th anniversary of independence.