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Armenian September 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015


The Government of Armenia has ruled-out rumours to the effect that Monday, September 28, 2015, would be declared as another non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Blessing of the Holy Chrism feast, to be held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

A few years ago (2008-06-26), the Government of Armenia began the practice of declaring public holidays for each of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church (2012-09-07, 2012-07-06, 2012-04-06, 2010-04-01, 2010-07-09, 2010-08-13, and 2010-09-10).

However, earlier this year (2015-02-24) when it released the list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2015, the government of Armenia announced that it would no longer declare a non-working public holiday in Armenia for each of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church.

This resolve did not last long, however, and less than 2 months later (2015-04-02), the Armenian government did a u-turn and declared that Monday, April 6, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ".

This was repeated a few months later (2015-07-11), when the Government of Armenia announced that Monday, July 13, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Vardavar (Transfiguration) feast, and most recently (2015-09-10), the Government of Armenia announced that Monday, September 14, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Exaltation of the Holy Cross feast, to be compensated by declaring Saturday, September 19, 2015, as a regular working day in Armenia.

Note, however, that the feast being observed next Sunday, "the Blessing of the Holy Chrism", was never part of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church, that led to their subsequent Mondays being declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Armenia.



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