On January 30, 1920, the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic decided to prepare the national anthem of the republic, and for this purpose the Ministry of Public Education announced a competition. However, the collapse of the Democratic Republic on April 28, 1920 did not allow the adoption of the national anthem of Azerbaijan.
On May 27, 1992, the parliament adopted the Law "On the State Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan". According to the law, the "Anthem of Azerbaijan", composed by the great composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and poet Ahmad Javad in 1919, was approved as the national anthem of Azerbaijan.
Music by: Useyir Hajibayli
Words by: Ahmad Javad
You are the country of heroes!
We will die so that you might be alive!
We will shed our blood to defend you!
Long live your three-colored banner!
Thousands of people sacrificed their lives
You're become the field of battles.
Every soldier fighting for you,
Has become a hero.
We pray for your prosperity,
We make sacrifice our lives to you
Our sincere love to you,
Comes from the bottom of our hearts.
To defend your honor,
To hoist your banner,
All the young people are ready.