Azerbaijan Victory Day Public Holiday Moved To November 8
Source:Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku)
Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 18, 2020
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has amended yesterday's decree declaring November 10 as a new annual public holiday, Victory Day, due to the fact that November 10 is already an annual public holiday, Ataturk Memorial Day, in Turkey, Azerbaijan's military ally.
Yesterday (2020-12-02), the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, had issued a decree initially 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".
The amended observance of Victory Day public holiday on November 8, was changed to commemorate 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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