Day of Defenders of the Motherland in Uzbekistan in 2021

Day of Defenders of the Motherland in Uzbekistan in 2021
The Uzbekistan Army has featured on several of the country's stamps.

  How long until Day of Defenders of the Motherland?
This holiday next takes place in 182 days.
  Dates of Day of Defenders of the Motherland in Uzbekistan
2022 Uzbekistan Fri, Jan 14 Not A Public Holiday
2021 Uzbekistan Wed, Jan 13 Not A Public Holiday
2020 Uzbekistan Tue, Jan 14 Not A Public Holiday
2019 Uzbekistan Mon, Jan 14 Not A Public Holiday
2018 Uzbekistan Sun, Jan 14 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
The day when the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan were established. On this day ranks of servicemen are paraded in full uniform in the capital Tashkent to receive congratulations and awards from the country's leadership.
  Local name
Vatan Himoyachilari kun

When is Day of Defenders of the Motherland?

Also known as Day of Defenders of the Native Land, Day of Defenders of the Motherland (Vatan Himoyachilari kun) is observed in Uzbekistan on January 14th each year.

On this day Uzbekistan honours its formidable armed forces on the date of their establishment in 1992.

History of Day of Defenders of the Motherland

This holiday is celebrated in honour of the establishment of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan. On January 14th 1992, shortly after independence from the Soviet Union, the Uzbek parliament transferred all the military units deployed on the country under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Armed Forces of Uzbekistan are considered to be the largest and strongest military in Central Asia.

On December 29th 1993 "January 14th" was declared as the Day of Defenders of the Native Land.

Though not a public holiday, this is still a popular event and is widely marked across the country. On this day ranks of servicemen are paraded in full uniform in the capital Tashkent to receive congratulations and awards from the country's leadership.

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