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Armenia Approves New Year Public Holidays Cull

Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: November 10, 2021

The Armenian government has approved amendments to the Law on National Holidays, whereby the December 31 to January 7, annual period of public holidays in Armenia, will henceforth be reduced to December 31, January 1st, and January 6, only.

The present bill was presented at a cabinet meeting, by Armenia’s Minister of the Economy, Vahan Kerobyan, this past spring (2021-04-15), although the change had been in the air for a few months already.

An earlier bill to reduce the annual New Year and Armenian Christmas extended public holidays, had been announced by the Government of Armenia, earlier this year (2021-01-21). But that draft bill would have kept January 1, 2 and 6 as annual public holidays in Armenia, one more than today's draft bill.

An similar attempt was made to cut the length of the New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays, a few years ago (2017-12-14 and 2017-12-13), but an ensuing change of government meant that these plans were shelved (2021-01-11, 2020-01-16, 2019-01-13 and 2018-01-15).

The New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays were extended to run from December 31 until January 7, a decade ago, as per the "Law on Armenian Holidays and Memory Days" (2009-12-05).

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