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Festivals and holidays

Azeris rejoice in many festivals throughout the year. Among them are the several music festivals such as Baku Jazz Festival or Sheki Mugham Festival. Very interesting is Pomegranate Festival in Goychay. As Muslims form the major part of the population in Azerbaijan, Ramzan is celebrated big time with festivities and decoration all around the country. Many national days have been instated to honour and remember important events in Azerbaijan’s struggle for independence. Check in more detail what festivities are celebrated in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani Public Holidays

JANUARY 1-4 - NEW YEAR*
JANUARY 20 - MARTYRS' DAY
MARCH 8  - WOMEN'S DAY*
MARCH 20-26 - NOVRUZ*
MAY 9 - VICTORY DAY*
MAY 28 - REPUBLIC DAY*
JUNE 15  - NATIONAL SALVATION DAY*
JUNE 26 - ARMY AND NAVY DAY*
AUGUST 19-20 - RAMADAN (EID UL-FITR)* - vary every year
OCTOBER 18 - NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY
OCTOBER  25-26 - GURBAN BAYRAMY (EID UL-ADHA)* - vary every year
NOVEMBER 17 - NATIONAL REVIVAL DAY
NOVEMBER 12 - CONSTITUTION DAY
DECEMBER 31- AZERBAIJANIS' SOLIDARITY DAY*

 * NONWORKING DAYS (embassies usually do not function on those days)

 

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