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Armenian Public Holiday March 28

Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018


The Government of Armenia has announced, once again, that Monday, March 28, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ", to be compensated by declaring Saturday, April 2, 2016, as a regular working day.

As per the aforementioned announcement, the Cabinet will move the upcoming working day of Monday, March 28, 2016, to Saturday, April 2, 2016, extending the Easter non-working public holidays in Armenia for 2016.

Last year (2015-02-24) when it released the list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2015, the government of Armenia had 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, ending the practice (2013-11-19, 2012-12-21 and 2010-12-16), begun a few years ago (2008-06-26), 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, 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 yet again when 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.



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