Holiday Calendar for Azerbaijan
This page contains the list of Azerbaijan official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. Azerbaijan is a dazzling, exciting country to visit any time of year. National traditions are well preserved in Azerbaijan. Help us
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year
Wednesday 8 March
- Mother's Day in Albania
(also Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan); International Women’s Day
Friday 21 April
- Eid al-Fitr
(also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan)
Saturday 6 May
(Turkey, Azerbaijan, is also celebrated in other Turkic-speaking countries as the day on which the prophets Khidr [al-Khidr] and Ilyas [Ilya] met on earth)
Thursday 21 December
- Yalda Night
(شب يلدا Shab-e Yalda, Shab-e Chelle - Persian festival held on the longest and darkest night of the year. Celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan)
Some azerbaijani traditions
Many national traditions are incarnated in hospitality. Guests are given places of honor in Azerbaijani traditions, and treated with the utmost respect.
Beyond celebrations and food, gulesh is another important part of Azerbaijani culture.
Although most people today wear modern clothing, traditional Azerbaijani clothing can still be seen at festivals and other events.
One of the most energetic and vivid parts of traditions in Azerbaijan, dances are created to tell stories, be performed at ceremonies, and impress audiences.