Knowledge Day in Azerbaijan

15 September in Azerbaijani schools begin the new school year, and hosts numerous events dedicated to the Day of Knowledge.

This day was established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on on August 21, which reads as follows:

In order to improve the existing educational institutions in the Republic of Azerbaijan mode, in connection with the establishment of an effective system of serving as improving the quality of education in these schools, the President of Azerbaijan ruled:

1. To establish that the classes in all educational institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan begins on September 15.

2. To declare September 15 "Day of Knowledge".

3. With the 2004/2005 school year, I-IV classes of secondary schools of Azerbaijan to introduce a five-day school week.

4. The Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic in the six-month period in conjunction with the relevant enforcement authorities to prepare and submit to the President of the Azerbaijan Republic proposals to ensure the transfer of all schools in the five-day school week.

5. The Cabinet of Ministers to resolve issues arising from this Decree.

Day of Knowledge in Russia and most of the CIS is traditionally held {day-9-1} {1 September / day}.