Tashkent, 1 September 2022 (TDI): The Republic of Uzbekistan is celebrating its 31st Independence day today on September 1. In this regard, Uzbekistan receives wishes on Independence day from all over the world.

Moreover, Uzbekistan also received felicitations from the Russian Federation on its National day. The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik, also congratulated the Republic of Uzbekistan on its Independence day.

Apart from this, the Estonian Republic along with the European Union (EU) also sent their warm regards to Uzbekistan on its Independence day.

History of Uzbekistan’s Independence day

Uzbekistan’s National Day, known locally as “Mustaqillik Kuni”, marks Uzbekistan’s independence from the Soviet Union on September 1st, 1991.

The Republic of Uzbekistan is a land-locked Central Asian and has a strategic position on the ancient trade route between Europe and China known as the Silk Route.

The Uzbeks arrived in the region and three city-states emerged in the sixteenth century following periods of control under the Persian, Mongol, and Chinese empires. These city-states were eventually incorporated into the Russian Empire.

The area become part of the Soviet Union following the Russian Revolution, with the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic being created on October 27th, 1924.

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and Uzbekistan declared its state sovereignty in June 1991. After a special session of the Supreme Council of the Republic, the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan was declared on September 1, 1991.

Independence day celebrations

Uzbek National day is considered the main holiday in the country. The history and rich culture of the country is marked by displays of traditional folk music, dancing, and local craft, across the country.

Plov, the national meal is also prepared across the country on this day. Different regions of the country prepare the meal in their own way with some variations.