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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 New Years Day Yeni il
Wednesday January 02 New Year Holiday Yeni il
Monday January 21 Martyrs Day (observed) Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet troops entered Baku and killed more than 130 civilians
Friday March 08 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Wednesday March 20 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday March 21 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Friday March 22 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Saturday March 23 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Sunday March 24 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Monday March 25 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Tuesday March 26 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday May 09 Victory Day Celebrates victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Tuesday May 28 Republic Day Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918).
Monday June 17 National Salvation Day (Observed) Parliament invited Heydar Aliyev to Baku to lead the country (1993)
Wednesday June 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 Ramazan Bayrami Eid Al-Fitr
Friday August 09 Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Eid Al-Fitr
Tuesday October 15 Gurban Bayrami Festival of Sacrifice
Wednesday October 16 Gurban Bayrami Festival of Sacrifice
Friday October 18 Independence Day Not a non-working day
Monday November 11 Flag Day (Observed) The Azerbijani flag was first adopted on 9 Nov 1918

Key

National Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

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

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