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Armenia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Armenia Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (Amanor)
        Mon New Year Holiday
        Tue New Year Holiday
        Wed New Year Holiday
        Thu Armenian Christmas Eve
        Fri Armenian Christmas (Surb Tsnund)
        Sat Christmas Rememberance Holiday
        Sat National Army Day
Mar.    Wed International Women's Day
Apr.    Mon Easter Holiday (workday moved to Sat. May 6)
        Mon Armenian Remembrance Day
May     Mon Labour Day
        Mon Public Holiday (workday moved to Sat. May 20)
        Tue Victory and Peace Day
        Sun 1st Republic Day
July  5 Wed Constitution Day
Sep. 18 Mon Exaltation of the Cross Holiday (workday moved to Sat. Sept. 23)
     21 Thu Independence Day
Dec. 31 Sun New Year's Eve
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

16 Aug 2017 Armenian Public Holiday September 18 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced that Monday, September 18, 2017, would once again be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord feast (Khachverats), to be compensated by declaring Saturday, September 23, 2017, as a regular working day in Armenia.  16 Jul 2017 Armenian Rules-Out July 24 Public Holiday (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia, has announced that, for the second year in a row, there would be no non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Vardavar (Transfiguration) feast, on Monday, July 24, 2017.  20 Apr 2017 Armenian Public Holiday May 8 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia, following today's Cabinet meeting, has declared Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Armenia, to link the upcoming "Victory and Peace Day" 2017 public holiday of Armenia with the preceding weekend.  04 Apr 2017 Armenian Public Holiday April 17 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced, once again, that Monday, April 17, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Day after the Holy Resurrection of Christ".  20 Jan 2017 Armenian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2017.  08 Sep 2016 Armenian Amends September 2016 Public Holidays (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced that Saturday, September 24, 2016, instead of Saturday, September 17, 2016, would be a regular working day in Armenia, to compensate the recently-declared Monday, September 12, 2016, one-off non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Exaltation of the Holy Cross feast.  03 Sep 2016 Armenian Public Holiday September 12 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced that Monday, September 12, 2016, would once again 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 17, 2016, as a regular working day in Armenia.  03 Sep 2016 Armenian Public Holiday September 12 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced that Monday, September 12, 2016, would once again 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 17, 2016, as a regular working day in Armenia.  17 Mar 2016 Armenian Public Holiday March 28 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) 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.  01 Mar 2016 Armenian March 1st Public Holiday Bill (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) A bill has been introduced to the Armenian Parliament by the Armenian National Congress (ANC) NA faction's secretary Aram Manukyan, proposing to make March 1st a new annual non-working public holiday in Armenia or, failing that, a new observance holiday in Armenia.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Armenia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Constitution Day: This public holiday was set forth by article 117 of the first version of the constitution of the Republic of Armenia.  Weekends: are Saturdays and Sundays.  Republic Day (may 28) is also known as First Republic Day, and commemorates the day when Armenian statehood was restored in 1918, but it is not Armenia's national day, which is Independence Day, celebrated on September 21, the date when a referendum was held in 1991 on the republic’s independence .  Elections: According to Part 3 of Article 88 of Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia, the day of an election is declared a day-off (ie. public holiday, or non-working day).  Easter is celebrated but there are no public holidays based on the date of Easter.  The following are observances but are not public holidays (ie. not days off): • February 21: Mother Language Day • April 7: Mothers' and Beauty Day • May 8: People’s Volunteer Corps Day • June 1: Children’s Defense Day • Vardavar (The Transfiguration): 98 days after Easter, always a Sunday, but an additional day is sometimes given on the following Monday. • September 1: Knowledge Day • The first Sunday of October: Teachers’ Day • The second Saturday of October: Holy Translators’ Day • December 7: Memorial day of the victims of the Earthquake • Saint Vardanants Day: 8 weeks before the Easter, on Thursday.  Armenian Christmas is celebrated on January 6th around the world, except in Jerusalem - where the church continues to use the old calendar (ie. January 6 of the Orthodox calendar).  Armenia International Codes AM and ARM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .am (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Armenia information and news: Central Bank of Armenia (Armenia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Armenia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Armenia), and Wikipedia (includes Armenia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Armenia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Armenia, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Armenia.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Armenia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Armenia, before planning any trip to Armenia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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