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Azerbaijan bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Azerbaijan Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
      2 Tue New Year Holiday
      3 Wed New Year Holiday
      4 Thu New Year Holiday
     20 Sat Day of National Mourning
Mar.  8 Thu Women's Day
     19 Mon Novruz Holiday (tentative)
     20 Tue Novruz Bairam (Persian New Year)
     21 Wed Novruz Holiday
     22 Thu Novruz Holiday
     23 Fri Novruz Holiday
     24 Sat Novruz Holiday
May     Wed Victory Day
        Mon Republic Day
June    Fri Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan)
        Fri National Day of Salvation
        Sat Ramazan Bayram Holiday
        Mon Ramazan Bayram Holiday
        Tue Armed Forces Day
Aug.    Tue Gurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Wed Gurban Bayram Holiday
Oct.    Wed Public Holiday (Presidential Election)
Nov.    Fri State Flag Day
Dec.    Mon Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

17 Jul 2017 Azerbaijani Eid al-Adha 2017 Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring September 1 to 5, 2017, as non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of this year's annual Gurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha) annual public holidays in Azerbaijan.  04 May 2017 Azerbaijan June 2017 Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring June 24-28, 2017, inclusively, as non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of this year's annual Armed Forces Day and the Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) annual public holidays of Azerbaijan.  01 Dec 2016 Azerbaijani 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the full list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming calendar year 2017, including the annual Novruz, Ramadan and Qurban non-working public holidays of Azerbaijan.  09 Sep 2016 Azerbaijan Referendum Public Holiday September 26 (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring Monday, September 26, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Azerbaijan as it coincides with the upcoming constitutional referendum ("On Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan").  27 Jul 2016 Azerbaijan September 2016 Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of this year's annual Gurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha) annual public holidays in Azerbaijan.  27 Jun 2016 Azerbaijan 2016 Ramadan Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree announcing the dates of the upcoming Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan, to run from Wednesday, July 6, until Thursday, July 7, 2016, inclusively.  18 Feb 2016 Azerbaijan Novruz 2016 Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, once again extending the upcoming 2016 Novruz non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan to 9 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan.  25 Dec 2015 Azerbaijani 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the full list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming calendar year 2016, including the annual Novruz, Ramadan and Qurban non-working public holidays of Azerbaijan.  01 Dec 2015 Azerbaijan Confirms 2016 New Year Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has officially confirmed its previously-released list of year-end public holidays to run from Thursday, December 31, 2015, to Monday, January 4, 2016, inclusively, on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" annual official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan.  03 Nov 2015 Azerbaijani 2016 New Year Public Holidays (Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has made its annual year-end public holidays announcement, whereby the period of Thursday, December 31, 2015, to Monday, January 4, 2016, inclusively, had been declared as official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Azerbaijan public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Azerbaijan are governed by Chapter V Division 15 Article 105 of the February 1, 1999, labour code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.  Weekend Public Holidays: Beginning in 2006, public holidays that fall on a week-end are moved to the following Monday.  Amendments of the National Holidays were made to the Labour Code at the end of 2006. In particular, Independence Day (18 October), Constitution Day (12 November) and National Revival Day (17 November), remain as holidays in the calendar but have henceforth been considered working days.  Working Holidays: Azerbaijan has other days of note that, although they are sometimes referred to as holidays (and some may have been public holidays in the past), are now working days. Days of Note: January 20: Memorial Day, also known as Day of Shehids', Martyrs' Day, Remembrance Day, Day of Mourning (regulated by Article 106 of the labour code of the Republic of Azerbaijan). February 26: Day of Khojali Remembrance March 31 - Genocide of Azerbaijanis.  Nagorno Karabakh This semi independent territory has its own set of official public holidays: New Year: December 31, January 1, 2 Orthodox Christmas: January 6 Women's Day: March 8 Genocide Memorial Day [1915]: April 24 Worker's Solidarity Day: May 1 Victory, Armed Forces & Shushi Liberation Day [1945, 1992]: May 9 First Armenian Republic Day [1918]: May 28 Independence Day [1991]: September 2.  Azerbaijan International Codes AZ and AZE (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .az (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Azerbaijan information and news: National Bank of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Azerbaijan maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Azerbaijan), and Wikipedia (includes Azerbaijan commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Azerbaijan, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Azerbaijan that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Azerbaijan were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Azerbaijan, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Azerbaijan, before planning any trip to Azerbaijan. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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