Armenia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Republic of Armenia is located in western Asia near Turkey and Iran.
  • Armenian celebrates traditional, international and professional holidays, as well as religious holidays
  • Armenian usually celebrates 15 national public holiday, it subject to additional holiday announce by the government.
  • Armenia is an Orthodox Christian country and uses Orthodox calendar, which is different date with many other Christian countries
  • Public holidays in Armenia are regulated by Article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia.
  • Employees that working on public holiday will either receive extra pay for or replacement holiday based on their employment contracts.
Below are Public Holidays based on year, please click tabs below

DateDayHoliday
January 2017
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Ամանոր or Amanor) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Ամանոր or Amanor. Tradition
3 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday - Ամանոր or Amanor. Tradition
4 JanWedNew Year's Day Holiday - Ամանոր or Amanor. Tradition
5 JanThursArmenian Christmas Eve (Նախածննդյան տոներ) - Nakhatsenendyan toner
6 JanFriArmenian Christmas Day - Սուրբ Ծնունդ or Surb Tsnund. Religious
28 JanSatNational Army Day (Բանակի օր Banaki or) - In celebration of Armenian Army formation on that day in 1992
March 2017
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day - Կանանց տոն Kanats ton
April 2017
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Merelots. Compensated by Saturday, 2 April
24 AprMonArmenian Genocide Memorial Day - Եղեռնի զոհերի հիշատակի օր Yegherni zoheri hishataki or. It is held annually to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915
May 2017
1 MayMonInternational Workers' Day - Աշխատանքի օր Ashkhatanqi or
8 MayMonVictory and Peace Day Holiday - Probable holiday
9 MayTueVictory and Peace Day (Հաղթանակի եւ Խաղաղության տոն Haghtanaki yev Khaghaghutyan ton. Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War. Shushi liberation day - in May 8, 1992 Armenian forces freed the city from Azerbaidjani military forces, which was an important milestone in Artsakh liberation war for Armenians.)
28 MaySunRepublic Day (Հանրապետության օր Hanrapetutyan or. Establishment of the Democratic Republic of Armenia)
July 2017
5 JulWedConstitution Day (Սահմանադրության օր Sahmanadrutyan or. Adopted in 1995)
September 2017
18 SeptMonExaltation of the Holy Cross - Merelots. Monday after Sunday between 11-17 September. Compensated by Saturday, 24 September
21 SeptThursIndependence Day (Անկախության օր Ankakhutyan or. From the Soviet Union in 1991)
December 2017
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatNew Year's Day Holiday
3 JanSunNew Year's Day Holiday
4 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
5 JanTueArmenian Christmas Eve
6 JanWedArmenian Christmas Day
28 JanThursNational Army Day
7 MarMonWomen's Day Holiday (Compensated by Saturday, 12 March)
8 MarTueWomen's Day
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Merelots. Compensated by Saturday, 2 April)
24 AprSunGenocide Memorial Day
1 MaySunLabor Day
9 MayMonVictory Day (Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War)
28 MaySatDay of the First Republic
5 JulTueConstitution Day
12 SeptMonExaltation of the Holy Cross (Merelots. Monday after Sunday between 11-17 September. Compensated by Saturday, 24 September)
21 SeptWedIndependence Day
31 DecSatNew Year's Eve

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday
3 JanWedNew Year's Day Holiday
4 JanThursNew Year's Day Holiday
5 JanFriArmenian Christmas Eve
6 JanSatArmenian Christmas Day
28 JanSunNational Army Day
8 MarThursWomen's Day
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Merelots. Compensated by Saturday, 2 April)
24 AprTueGenocide Memorial Day
1 MayTueLabor Day
9 MayWedVictory Day (Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War)
28 MayMonDay of the First Republic
5 JulThursConstitution Day
17 SeptMonExaltation of the Holy Cross (Merelots. Monday after Sunday between 11-17 September. Compensated by Saturday, 24 September)
21 SeptFriIndependence Day
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve

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