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Holiday Calendar for Armenia

Holiday Calendar for Armenia for 2020-2021 year
National traditions are well preserved in Armenia. This page contains the list of Armenia official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year

July 2020

Sunday 19 July - Vardavar in Armenia (celebrated on the 14th weeks after Easter)

August 2020

September 2020

Tuesday 1 September - Knowledge Day (Russia, Ukraine and Armenia)
Monday 21 September - Armenia Independence Day (celebrates the independence of Armenia from the Soviet Union in 1991)

October 2020

Monday 12 October - Holy Translator's Day or Targmanchats in Armenia (celebrated in memory of translators of the Holy Bible)

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

Sunday 31 January - St. Sarkis Day in Armenia (Celebrate from January 18 to February 23. This is the Armenian version of Valentine's Day. On the day of the holiday in the Churches bearing the name of the holy commander Sarkis, a liturgy will be served, followed by a ceremony of blessing the young)

February 2021

Saturday 13 February - Terendez in Armenia (in pre-Christian times, the holiday was celebrated as a festival of awakening nature. After the adoption of Christianity, Terendez was tied to one of the main church holidays - the Presentation of the Lord)

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

Saturday 8 May - Yerkrap Day in Armenia (state professional holiday of all members of Yerkrap, created in 1993 - the Union of Volunteers in the Republic of Armenia, established on January 6, 2001)
Sunday 9 May - Victory Day in Armenia (commemorates both the victory of the Allies in 1945 and the capture of the city of Shushi in 1992. One of the first hot spots created with the active support of the Russian aggressor in the post-Soviet space)
Wednesday 26 May - Victory Day of the Battle of Sardarapat in Armenia (the battle of the First World War, which took place on May 21-24, 1918 between the Armenian military units and the Turkish troops invading Eastern Armenia)
Friday 28 May - Armenia First Republic Day (1918); TDFR Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (celebrates the declaration of independence of the First Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918)

June 2021

July 2021

Some armenian customs and traditions

Armenian holidays consist of Christian and Pagan culture, which are both deeply rooted in Armenian customs and traditions.

Armenians are open-hearted and keep communication simple.

A bit hot-tempered but open-hearted and good-natured, Armenians are famous for their kindness and hospitality, respect for adults, strong family values and gentle attitude to children.

In Armenia, visitors might notice locals kissing on the cheek when they meet, which is the most common greeting among friends and family.
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