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Published in Georgia - Social interactions and entertainment - 8 - 25 May 18 14:03

9 April 

In 1989 9 April Georgia was part of Soviet union. And thouthands of Georgians had demonstration with only 1 request  - Freedom.... 

Soviet Union Army (Russians) raid demonstration and unarmed people with tanks, armored vehicles, Chemical gas and they were killing people using spades...
21 Georgians were killed,  among them 17 women...

Deaths In 9 April

Independence Day (Georgian: დამოუკიდებლობის დღე, damoukideblobis dghe) is an annual public holiday in Georgia observed on 26 May. It commemorates the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established the Democratic Republic of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917. It is the national day of Georgia. Independence Day is associated with military parades, fireworks, concerts, fairs, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history and culture of Georgia.


In the chaotic aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia, which had been part of the Russian Empire since the early 19th century, declared itself an independent Democratic Republic on 26 May 1918, after a brief and loose federative union with the fellow South Caucasian countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan. In February–March 1921 the Democratic Republic of Georgia fell to the invading Soviet Russian army and the country became a Soviet Socialist Republic, joining the Soviet Union in 1922. Georgia seceded from the Soviet Union, adopting the Act of Reestablishment of Independence on 9 April 1991, on the second anniversary of the Soviet military crackdown on a large pro-independence rally in Georgias capital of Tbilisi in 1989.

Due its symbolism and historical significance, 9 April has been advocated to be recognized as Independence Day by the groups associated with the 1980s national movement and the government of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, which presided over the declaration of independence on 9 April 1991. During their rule (October 1990 – January 1992), Gamsakhurdias government had instituted 26 May as Independence Day; the 9 April 1991 declaration stated it was based on the 26 May 1918 Act of Independence. The preceding referendum on 31 March 1991 had also asked the citizens of Georgia whether they wanted independence to be restored on the basis of the 26 May 1918 declaration.Since 1993, 9 April has been observed as the Day of National Unity, Civic Concordance, and Remembrance in Georgia.
Act of the Restoration of Independence of Georgia. 1991


26 May had been celebrated as the national day of the Democratic Republic of Georgia until the Soviet takeover in 1921. During the Soviet era, it was clandestinely and irregularly observed by segments of society opposed to the Communist regime. As the Georgian national movement gained momentum in the late 1980s, the symbols associated with the short-lived pre-Soviet republic became a rallying cry for those advocating independence from the Soviet Union. After Georgias declaration of independence on 9 April 1991, the government set on 26 May 1991 Georgias first presidential election, which was won by Zviad Gamsakhurdia. Georgia met 26 May of the next year with the new government led by Eduard Shevardnadze; Gamsakhurdia had been ousted in a military coup earlier that year. The 26 May 1992 celebration was attended by Shevardnadzes old acquaintance James Baker. The day also witnessed one of the first major anti-Shevardnadze demonstrations in the streets of Tbilisi.

Through much of Shevardnadzes rule, Independence Day was a civilian observance. Since 1997, no military parades had been organized by the government, citing financial difficulties.Shevardnadzes successor as President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, restored, in 2004, tradition of holding military parades, which was used as a venue to exhibit new equipment of the Georgian Armed Forces.26 May 2004 saw the largest ever military parade in Georgia.

ქართველნო გილოცავთ საქართველოს დამოუკდიებლობის დღეს! დიდება საქართველოს! დიდება გმირებს ვინამაც სისხლი გაიღო!


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Comments (8)

25 May 18 14:04
El Coloro

V o/

25 May 18 14:11


25 May 18 14:20

too long to read :/

25 May 18 14:25

@Kaveh Humans are very passive .it s bad : )

25 May 18 14:29

I m here to play a game and have fun if I wanna know about every nation s history I can google it or use Wikipedia all due respect

25 May 18 14:41

@Kaveh here i get fan in many different ways and one of that is writing big article if you dont like to read big articles its your problem no one forces you to do it

26 May 18 01:06
Better look around

Every country that got back its independence and up to this day fights against the horror of Soviet Union and Russia deserves a place in the greatest nations on Earth! Happy holiday, Georgia!

26 May 18 04:59

@danider thanks ;)