Azerbaijan celebrates the day of youth. The first forum of Azerbaijani youth was held upon the initiative of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev in 1996. The forum involved more than 2,000 representatives of youth organizations from all regions of the country. The forum defined the responsibilities facing the state bodies, youth organizations, every young person.
The first youth forum promoted the intensification of the work, held with the youth in Azerbaijan. In 1997 the president of Azerbaijan signed a decree according to which 2 February was declared the Day of Azerbaijani Youth.