Festivals, national holidays and fun in Armenia

festivals, national holidays

If you plan to travel to Armenia, better have a quick glance at festivals, national holidays and other events to make your trip more memorable. 

The table below summaries all significant dates for festivals, national holidays, events and celebrations in Armenia.

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 Date Celebration Details
 Dec.31, January  1&2  New Year  Major National public holiday
 January 6  Jrohrnek (Christmas  equivalent)  As per the Armenian Apostolic  Church
 March 8  Women’s Day  All females get a mention!
 April 7  Mother’s & Beauty Day  What can we say? females like the  attention!
 April 24  Genocide Memorial Day  Entire Day is  for paying  respect and  laying flowers at the  Genocide  memorial at  Tzitzernakaberd in  Yerevan.
 May 1  Labour Day  Public holiday across many  European countries
 May 9  Victory and Peace Day  Soviet era memorial for war veterans
 Mid May (Date varies)  Dolma festival  What can we say, Armenians like their food! This is a festival to honour one of the traditional dishes – Dolma (Stuffed vine leaves)
 May 28  Restoration of Armenian Statehood  Day  Dating back to 1918
 July 5  Constitution Day  Public holiday
 A Sunday in    July(varies by  year)  Vardavar Festival  Fun, fun, fun! Don’t leave home  without your wet weather gear! It’s a  water splashing day. Everyone is  guaranteed to get wet! Great way to  cool down on a hot summers day 🙂
 September 21  Independence Day  Dating back to 1991
 October 10  Yerevan City Birthday  Over 2700 years old!
 Mid October (date varies)  BBQ (‘Khorovatz’) Festival  Held typically in Akhtala Monastery  this is a fun feast focused around  ‘Khorovatz’
 December 7  Earthquake Victims  Memorial Day  Dating back to 1988


So, now you have a general idea of what to expect. For more information about Armenia check Facts about Armenia and Quick History Lesson. 

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