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Azerbaijan Victory Day Public Holiday Confirmed

Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku)
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 18, 2020

The plenary session of Azerbaijan's parliament has voted its approval for the inclusion of November 8, Victory Day, into the list of holidays and non-working days in Azerbaijan, by amending the Labor Code.

At the beginning of this month (2020-12-02), the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, had issued a decree declaring November 10 as a new annual public holiday, Victory Day, "to mark the date when the trilateral agreement to end the recent war in Karabakh was signed".

But, later that week (2020-12-03), realizing that November 10 is already an annual public holiday, Ataturk Memorial Day, in Turkey, Azerbaijan's military ally, President Aliyev amended the decree declaring November 10 as the Victory Day public holiday, changing the date to November 8, commemorating the day when Azerbaijani troops captured the city of Shusha.

The declaration of November 8 as the new, Victory Day, annual public holiday in Azerbaijan, does not amend the list of non-working 2020 public holidays in Azerbaijan (2019-12-17), but it will affect the list of 2021 public holidays in Azerbaijan.

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