Armenia Public Holidays 2020


 
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A preview of the Armenia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, 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 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day (Amanor)
        Thu New Year Holiday
        Mon Armenian Christmas (Surb Tsnund)
        Tue Christmas Rememberance Holiday
        Tue National Army Day
Mar.    Sun International Women's Day
Apr.    Mon Easter Holiday (Merelotz) (tentative)
        Fri Armenian Remembrance Day
May     Fri Labour Day
        Sat Victory and Peace Day
        Thu 1st Republic Day
July    Sun Constitution Day
        Mon Vardavar / Transfiguration Holiday (tentative)
Sep.    Mon Exaltation of the Cross Holiday (tentative)
        Mon Independence Day
Dec.    Thu New Year's Eve
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Apr 2018 Armenia Public Holiday April 30 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Armenian Government will soon announce that it had declared a one-off public holiday in Armenia on Monday, April 30, 2018, to link the Tuesday, May 1, 2018, annual Labor Day public holiday in Armenia, with the preceding weekend.  05 Mar 2018 Armenian Public Holiday April 2 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced, once again, that Monday, April 2, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Day after the Holy Resurrection of Christ" (Merelotz).  25 Jan 2018 Armenia Public Holidays March 8-9 (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Armenian government head of government administration, Vahhe Stepanyan, has announced that the Armenian government had declared a one-off public holiday in Armenia on Friday, March 9, 2018, to link the Thursday, March 8, 2018, annual Women's Day public holiday in Armenia, with the following weekend.  15 Jan 2018 Armenian 2018 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 2018.  14 Dec 2017 Armenia Cuts New Year Public Holidays (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) As expected, at today's cabinet meeting, the Government of Armenia approved, by a unanimous vote, amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days which will reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Armenia around the New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays of Armenia.  13 Dec 2017 Armenia Mulls Public Holidays Reductions (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced that, at the next cabinet meeting, tomorrow, amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days will be discussed, with a view to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Armenia around the New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays or Armenia.  21 Nov 2017 Armenian Year-End 2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced (Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) The Government of Armenia has announced the dates of the official public holidays in Armenia for the end of the calendar year 2017 and beginning of the calendar year 2018.  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.  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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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Armenia, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


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 2020 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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