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Public Holidays in Azerbaijan in 2013

Azerbaijan List of national public holidays of Azerbaijan in 2013

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Yeni il
Wednesday January 02 Jan 2 New Year Holiday Yeni il
Monday January 21 Jan 21 Martyrs Day (observed) Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians
Friday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Wednesday March 20 Mar 20 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday March 21 Mar 21 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Friday March 22 Mar 22 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Saturday March 23 Mar 23 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Sunday March 24 Mar 24 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Monday March 25 Mar 25 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Tuesday March 26 Mar 26 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Tuesday May 28 May 28 Republic Day Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918).
Monday June 17 Jun 17 National Salvation Day (Observed) Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country (1993)
Wednesday June 26 Jun 26 Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day In 1918 a Muslim Corps was renamed to Detached Corps of Azerbaijan with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Republic
Thursday August 08 Aug 8 Ramazan Bayrami Eid Al-Fitr
Friday August 09 Aug 9 Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Eid Al-Fitr
Tuesday October 15 Oct 15 Gurban Bayrami Festival of Sacrifice
Wednesday October 16 Oct 16 Gurban Bayrami Festival of Sacrifice
Friday October 18 Oct 18 Independence Day Adoption of the declaration of independence on 18 Oct 1991
Monday November 11 Nov 11 Flag Day (Observed) The Azerbijani flag was first adopted on 9 Nov 1918

Key

National Holiday

Notes

  • Holidays that fall on the weekend will be observed on the following Monday

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