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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|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|
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