National holidays and festivities

There are various traditional celebrations and festivals throughout the year that will help you make arrangements of your visit in advance.

Go here to see the complete 2013 event program

The following is a list of all the holidays during a year:


New Year and Christmas holidays are celebrated from December 31st to January 6th.

December 31th, January 1st, 2nd (New Year) and January 6th (Christmas and Epiphany).

Army Day is celebrated on January 28th.

Mother Tongue Day is observed on February 21st.

Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th.

Maternity and Beauty Day is celebrated on April 7th.

Labour day (May Day) is celebrated on May 1st.

Land Defender’s Day is celebrated on May 8th.

Victory and Peace Day is celebrated on May 9th.

The Republic Day is celebrated on May 28th.

Children’s rights protection day is celebrated on June 1st.

Constitution Day is celebrated on June 5th.

Knowledge Day is celebrated on September 1st.

Independence Day is celebrated on September 21st.

Holy Translator’s Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of October.

St Vardanants Holiday – the day of mercy and national homage is celebrated on Thursday, 8 weeks before Easter.

Holy Etchmiadzin Holiday is celebrated on Sunday, 64 days after Easter.