Holiday Calendar for Armenia
National traditions are well preserved in Armenia. This page contains the list of Armenia official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Sunday 31 January
- St. Sarkis Day in Armenia
(Celebrate from January 18 to February 23. This is the Armenian version of Valentine's Day. On the day of the holiday in the Churches bearing the name of the holy commander Sarkis, a liturgy will be served, followed by a ceremony of blessing the young)
Saturday 13 February
- Terendez in Armenia
(in pre-Christian times, the holiday was celebrated as a festival of awakening nature. After the adoption of Christianity, Terendez was tied to one of the main church holidays - the Presentation of the Lord)
Saturday 8 May
- Yerkrap Day in Armenia
(state professional holiday of all members of Yerkrap, created in 1993 - the Union of Volunteers in the Republic of Armenia, established on January 6, 2001)
Sunday 9 May
- Victory Day in Armenia
(commemorates both the victory of the Allies in 1945 and the capture of the city of Shushi in 1992. One of the first hot spots created with the active support of the Russian aggressor in the post-Soviet space)
Some armenian customs and traditions
Armenian holidays consist of Christian and Pagan culture, which are both deeply rooted in Armenian customs and traditions.
Armenians are open-hearted and keep communication simple.
A bit hot-tempered but open-hearted and good-natured, Armenians are famous for their kindness and hospitality, respect for adults, strong family values and gentle attitude to children.
In Armenia, visitors might notice locals kissing on the cheek when they meet, which is the most common greeting among friends and family.