A horse race dedicated to President’s took place in Dushanbe on November 16.   

As usual, the best of the best of different stud-farms from various regions of the country participated in this race that took place at the Navrouzgoh Complex (Dushanbe hippodrome), according to the Dushanbe mayor’s office.   

On April 15, 2016, Tajik lawmakers endorsed amendments made to the country’s law on holidays.  Under these amendments, November 16 is now marked in Tajikistan as President’s Day.  November 16 was reportedly chosen to be celebrated as President’s Day because the Constitution of Tajikistan was adopted on November 6, 1994 and presidential elections were held in the country on the same day, and President Rahmon President was officially sworn in for the first term on November 16, 1994.