Tajik Press Day Date in the current year: March 11, 2016

Tajik Press Day Tajik Press Day is the official professional holiday of all the journalists, editors, and other print media employees in the Republic of Tajikistan. It has been celebrated annually on March 11 since 1993.

The holiday marks the anniversary of the first Tajik-language newspaper, Bukhara-ye Sharif (Glorious Bukhara). It was first published on March 11, 1912. The newspaper was soon closed by the emir of Bukhara, but it did mark the beginning of the Tajik press.

The second Tajik newspaper was Tajik Holiday. Its first issue was published in 1925, after the establishment of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The newspaper still exists although it has been renamed to Jumhuriyat. It is a government-owned newspaper which is published tri-weekly.

Tajik Press Day was first celebrated in 1993. The celebration includes an official ceremony held at the Tajik Academic Drama Theater in the national capital Dushanbe. The Ministry of Culture awards the best journalists and media outlets and organizes print media exhibitions. Tajik Journalists' Union also hold numerous events on the occasion.

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