Wants to know the official public holidays in Armenia? Or what exactly are school holiday dates in Armenia?
A public holiday in Armenia is a holiday generally established by Armenian law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Armenia are generally days to celebrate an occasion, such as the anniversary of a historical event (eg: Independence day), or can be a religious celebration such as Christmas.
A comprehensive list of public holidays in Armenia with short description of respective holidays including Armenian festivals are listed on this website.
National Holidays in Armenia
Festivals in Armenia
Armenian Public Holidays
Armenian National Holidays
The Armenian National Day is a designated date on the 21 September (1991) to celebrate the Independence Day of Armenia.
Often this public holiday in Armenia is not called as National Day. In spite of this, the banks, schools in addition to other public buildings will be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Armenia to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is another countrywide holiday in Armenia which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Armenia
Christmas Day is a public holiday in the majority of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Armenia are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is among the biggest holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Armenia.
Jews who live in Armenia celebrate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).