Day of Physical Culture and Sport in Azerbaijan
Day of Physical Culture and Sport in Azerbaijan is held on March 5. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us
A series of sports events devoted to the date are being held in the country, organised by the Azeri Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The celebration of the day on this date is not accidental. National Leader Heydar Aliyev met at the Baku Sports Palace on 5 March 1995 with the champions and prize winners of the world and European championships. That day he established the Sports Foundation and launched a new strategy on the development of physical culture and sports.
10 years later, in 2015, Baku hosted the inaugural European Games. The big multi-sport event was a great milestone in the sporting life of Azerbaijan. The 2012 EOC General Assembly decided to grant Azerbaijan the right to be the first host city of the European Games, so putting the country into international limelight.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
World Tennis Day on March 4 (International Tennis Federation);
Racing Fan Day in Argentina on March 7 (Día del Hincha de Racing);
National Corndog Day or Corn Dog Day in US on March 16 (observed the third Saturday in March since 1992);
National Sports Day in Costa Rica on March 31 (Held on the last Sunday of March);