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Public Holidays in Azerbaijan in 2016

Azerbaijan Upcoming Holidays in Azerbaijan

World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day
World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day

31 December 2016 This National holiday is in 26 days. The nationalist Popular Front of Azerbaijan organised the removal of borders between So...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 27 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

New Year Holiday (observed)
New Year Holiday (observed)

2 January 2017 This National holiday is in 28 days. Second day of celebrations to mark the New Year

Azerbaijan List of national public holidays of Azerbaijan in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Yeni il
Monday January 04 Jan 4 New Year Holiday (observed) Yeni il
Wednesday January 20 Jan 20 Martyrs Day Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians
Tuesday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Sunday March 20 Mar 20 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Monday March 21 Mar 21 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Tuesday March 22 Mar 22 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Monday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Monday May 30 May 30 Republic Day (observed) Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918).
Wednesday June 15 Jun 15 National Salvation Day Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country (1993)
Monday June 27 Jun 27 Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day (observed) In 1918 a Muslim Corps was renamed to Detached Corps of Azerbaijan with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Republic
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Ramazan Bayrami Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Eid Al-Fitr
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Gurban Bayrami Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Gurban Bayrami Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Monday September 26 Sep 26 Public Holiday Referendum on constitutional changes
Tuesday October 18 Oct 18 Independence Day Adoption of the declaration of independence on 18 Oct 1991
Wednesday November 09 Nov 9 Flag Day The Azerbijani flag was first adopted on 9 Nov 1918
Saturday December 31 Dec 31 World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day Celebrated since 1991

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Notes

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

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