Public Holidays in Azerbaijan in 2018

Azerbaijan List of national public holidays of Azerbaijan in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day Yeni il
Tuesday January 02 Jan 2 New Year Holiday (observed) Yeni il
Monday January 22 Jan 22 Martyrs Day Holiday Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians
Thursday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Monday March 19 Mar 19 Novruz Holiday Probable holiday
Tuesday March 20 Mar 20 Novruz Holiday Probable holiday
Wednesday March 21 Mar 21 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday March 22 Mar 22 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Friday March 23 Mar 23 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Wednesday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Monday May 28 May 28 Republic Day Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918).
Friday June 15 Jun 15 Ramazan Bayrami Eid Al-Fitr
Friday June 15 Jun 15 National Salvation Day Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country (1993)
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Eid Al-Fitr
Tuesday 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
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Gurban Bayrami Festival of Sacrifice
Thursday August 23 Aug 23 Gurban Bayrami Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Thursday October 18 Oct 18 Independence Day Adoption of the declaration of independence on 18 Oct 1991
Friday November 09 Nov 9 Flag Day The Azerbijani flag was first adopted on 9 Nov 1918
Monday December 31 Dec 31 World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day Celebrated since 1991


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

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