Armenian Public Holidays For 2021 New Year Confirmed
Source:Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 21, 2021
The head of the public relations department of the Armenian government, Armen Khachatrian, has announced that the upcoming Armenian New Year public holidays would run from December 31 (New Year's Eve) until January 7 (the Christmas Rememberance Holiday), inclusively ("Since there was no new government decision regarding non-working days, in accordance with the previous decision, the residents of Armenia will have rest from December 31, 2020 to January 7, 2021").
Khachatrian added that "the government is currently not considering the possibility of postponing the working Friday, January 8, to another day, to extend the weekend", as was done on past occasions (2018-12-04).
Today's announcement is in line with the changes made to Armenian public holidays, over a decade ago (2009-12-05), when Armenian Culture Minister, Hasmik Poghosyan, had announced that the government of Armenia had decided to amend the "Law on Armenian Holidays and Memory Days", by adding 7 non-working public holidays, around the time of Christmas, and in line with the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2020, as announced by the Government of Armenia, earlier this year (2020-01-16).
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