According to the order "On the establishment of Victory Day in the Republic of Azerbaijan" signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev on December 3, 2020, November 8 is specified as Victory Day in Azerbaijan.
As a result of 44 days of military operations, the victorious Azerbaijani Army liberated the cities of Jabrayil, Fuzuli, Zangilan, Gubadli, Minjivan, Agband, Bartaz settlements of Zangilan region, Hadrut settlement and many villages of Khojavend region, Sugovushan village of Tartar region, several villages of Khojaly and Lachin regions. In total, more than 300 settlements, including important strategic heights in the direction of Aghdara, Murovdagh and Zangilan, were liberated from occupation.
On November 8, after 28 years of seperation, the city of Shusha, which is of great importance and symbolic meaning for the people of Azerbaijan, was liberated from occupation. The liberation of Shusha was one of the military operations that will go down in world military history.
Azerbaijan's military victories, especially the liberation of Shusha from enemy occupation, had a decisive role in the fate of the war. All this resulted in Armenia's recognition and capitulation of its defeat. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan signed a peace declaration on November 10.
Thus, in order to perpetuate this unprecedented victory, which began on September 27 and lasted for 44 days, resulting in the return of our occupied territories, becoming a celebration of the strength of our people and national pride, the prestige and future development of our state. It was decided to celebrate it as Victory Day every year