Source: Azeri Press Agency (APA)
The Chairman of Azerbaijan's Social Policy Committee of the Milli Majlis (Parliament), Hadi Rajabli, has announced that, after consideration, his committee has recommended to the plenary session of the parliament, a "draft law on amendments to the Labor Code", making Flag Day a public holiday.
One of the draft law's proposals would be to declare November 9 as National Flag Day, a new annual non-working public holiday. Earlier this year (28-Apr-2009), Chairman Rajabli's committee had rejected a bill proposing to make May 1st, an annual non-working public holiday.
As an interesting aside, neighboring Tajikistan recently passed a law making its November 24th, National Flag Day, a new annual national holiday (12-Nov-2009). But in the case of Tajikistan, this will be a regular working day.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Azerbaijan bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (November 2009)
Azerbaijan 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Azerbaijan 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Azerbaijan 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Azerbaijan 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Azerbaijan 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2009-12-05: Azerbaijan State Flag Day Passed Into Law
• 2009-11-12: Tajikistan Approves November 24 Flag Day National Holiday
• 2009-04-28: Azerbaijan To Vote On May 1st Public Holiday