Azerbaijan 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.
  • Azerbaijan was one of the constituent republic of the Soviet Union and it located right at the cross roads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
  • Holidays in Azerbaijan were regulated in the Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR for the first time on 19 May 1921 by the Azeri leader Nariman Narimanov
  • Holidays falling on weekend will be observed on the following Monday
  • Several national holiday celebrated as multi-day events, employees are entitled to at least one day off. Employees entitled for at least 2 days off on Novruz.
  • Employee are given one hour time off  before a national holiday. Those work on national holiday given the choice of another day off or receive 2 times regular wages
  • Government of Azerbaijan will make an official announcement end of each year for following year’s public holiday dates

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Yeni il) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday - Yeni il
20 JanFriMartyrs Day (Qara Yanvar) - Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians
8 MarWedWomen's Day (Qadınlar günü) - Weekday closest to International Women's Day. Commemorates the movement for women's rights
20 MarMonNovruz (Spring Festival) - Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year. Celebrated worldwide by the Iranians as the beginning of the New Year. 5 days plus two weekends (beginning in 2011)
21 MarTueNovruz (Spring Festival) Holiday
22 MarWedNovruz (Spring Festival) Holiday
23 MarThursNovruz (Spring Festival) Holiday
24 MarFriNovruz (Spring Festival) Holiday
9 MayTueVictory Day (Faşizm üzərində qələbə günü) - Former Soviet holiday. Celebrates victory of the USSR over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
29 MayMonRepublic Day (Respublika günü) - Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan in 1918
15 JunThursNational Salvation Day (Azərbaycan xalqının Milli Qurtuluş günü) - Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country in 1993
26 JunMonRamazan Bayrami (Eid Al-Fitr) - Is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. 2 Days Holiday
27 JunTueAzerbaijan Armed Forces Day (Azərbaycan Respublikasının Silahlı Qüvvələri günü) - In 1918 a Muslim Corp was renamed to Detached Corps of Azerbaijan with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Republic
27 JunTueRamazan Bayrami Holiday (Eid Al-Fitr) End of Ramadan
1 SeptFriGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice. Honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. 2 Days holiday
2 SeptSatGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
18 OctWedIndependence Day - Adoption of the declaration of independence on 18 Oct 1991 from Soviet Union
9 NovThursFlag Day (Dövlət Bayrağı Günü) - The Azerbaijan flag was first adopted on 9 Nov 1918
31 DecSunWorld Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day (Dünya azərbaycanlıların həmrəyliyi günü) - Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nationalist Popular Front of Azerbaijan called for and lead the removal of borders between Soviet Azerbaijan and Iran on December 31, 1989

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year Holiday
3 JanFriNew Year Holiday
6 JanMonNew Year Holiday
20 JanMonMartyrs Day
10 MarMonWomen's Day (Observed)
20 MarThursNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
21 MarFriNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
22 MarSatNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
23 MarSunNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
24 MarMonNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
25 MarTueNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
26 MarWedNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
9 MayFriVictory Day (observed)
28 MayWedRepublic Day
16 JunMonNational Salvation Day
26 JunThursAzerbaijan Armed Forces Day
28 JulMonRamazan Bayrami - Eid Al-Fitr
29 JulTueRamazan Bayrami Holiday - Eid Al-Fitr
5 OctSunGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
6 OctMonGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
7 OctTueGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
20 OctMonIndependence Day (observed)
10 NovMonFlag Day (observed)
31 DecWedWorld Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day - Celebrated since 1991

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year Holiday
20 JanTueMartyrs Day
9 MarMonWomen's Day (Observed)
20 MarFriNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
21 MarSatNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
22 MarSunNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
23 MarMonNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
24 MarTueNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
25 MarWedNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
26 MarThursNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
27 MarFriNovruz - Persian New Year. Compensated by Sun, 29 March
11 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
28 MayThursRepublic Day
15 JunMonNational Salvation Day
26 JunFriAzerbaijan Armed Forces Day
17 JulFriRamazan Bayrami - Eid Al-Fitr
18 JulSatRamazan Bayrami Holiday - Eid Al-Fitr
24 SeptThursGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
25 SeptFriGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
19 OctMonIndependence Day (observed)
9 NovMonFlag Day
31 DecThursWorld Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day - Celebrated since 1991

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 JanMonNew Year Holiday (observed)
20 JanWedMartyrs Day
8 MarTueWomen's Day (Observed)
20 MarSunNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
21 MarMonNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
22 MarTueNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
23 MarWedNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
24 MarThursNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
25 MarFriNovruz - Spring Festival, Persian New Year.
9 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
30 MayMonRepublic Day (observed)
15 JunWedNational Salvation Day
27 JunMonAzerbaijan Armed Forces Day
7 JulThursRamazan Bayrami - Eid Al-Fitr
8 JulFriRamazan Bayrami Holiday - Eid Al-Fitr
11 SeptSunGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
12 SeptMonGurban Bayrami - Festival of Sacrifice
18 OctTueIndependence Day (observed)
9 NovWedFlag Day
31 DecSatWorld Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day - Celebrated since 1991

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Yeni il)
2 JanTueNew Year Holiday (Yeni il)
22 JanMonMartyrs Day Holiday (Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians)
8 MarThursWomen's Day (Weekday closest to International Women's Day)
19 MarMonNovruz Holiday (Probable Holiday)
20 MarTueNovruz Holiday (Probable Holiday)
21 MarWedNovruz (Spring Festival, Persian New Year)
22 MarThursNovruz Holiday (Spring Festival, Persian New Year)
23 MarFriNovruz Holiday (Spring Festival, Persian New Year)
9 MayWedVictory Day (Celebrates victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War)
28 MayMonRepublic Day (Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan - 1918)
15 JunFriRamazan Bayrami (Eid Al-Fitr)
15 JunFriNational Salvation Day (Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country in 1993)
16 JunSatRamazan Bayrami Holiday (Eid Al-Fitr)
26 JunTueAzerbaijan Armed Forces Day (In 1918 a Muslim Corp was renamed to Detached Corps of Azerbaijan with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Republic)
22 AugWedGurban Bayrami (Festival of Sacrifice)
23 AugThursGurban Bayrami (Festival of Sacrifice)
18 OctThursIndependence Day (Adoption of the declaration of independence on 18 Oct 1991)
9 NovFriFlag Day (The Azerbaijan flag was first adopted on 9 Nov 1918)
31 DecMonWorld Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day (Celebrated since 1991)

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