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Azerbaijan Public Holidays

Public holidays are a great time to catch up with friends & family so be sure to jot these dates in your diary so you don't forget

 Azerbaijan Public Holidays


Azerbaijan Public Holidays 2017


Day

Date

Holiday

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Sunday

1st January

New Years Day

Yeni il

Monday

2nd January

New Years Holiday

Yeni il

Friday

20th January

Martyrs Day

Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians

Wednesday

8th March

Women's Day

Weekday closest to International Women's Day

Monday

20th March

Novruz

Spring festival, Persian New Year

Tuesday

21st March

Novruz

Spring festival, Persian New Year

Wednesday

22nd March

Novruz

Spring festival, Persian New Year

Thursday

23rd March

Novruz

Spring festival, Persian New Year

Friday

24th March

Novruz

Spring festival, Persian New Year

Tuesday

9th May

Victory Day

Celebrates victory over Nazi Germany and the end of WWII

Monday

29th May

Republic Day

Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan in 1918

Thursday

15th June

National Salvation Day

Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country in 1993

Monday

26th June

Ramazan Bayrami

Eid Al-Fitr

Tuesday

27th June

Ramazan Bayrami Holiday

Eid Al-Firtr

Tuesday

27th June

Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day

In 1918, a Muslim Corps was renamed to Detached Corps of Azerbaijan with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Republic

Friday

1st September

Gurban Bayrami

Festival of Sacrifice

Saturday

2nd September

Gurban Bayrami

Festival of Sacrifice

Wednesday

18th October

Independence Day

Adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 18th October 1991

Thursday

9th November

Flag Day 

The Azerbaijani flag was first adopted on 9th November 1918

Sunday

31st December

World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day

Celebrated since 1991


 

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