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Holidays in Armenia

Holidays
Date English Name Local Name Remarks
1 January New Year Day Ամանոր Tradition
6 January Christmas Day Սուրբ Ծնունդ Religious
28 January Army Day Բանակի օր In celebration of Armenian Army formation on that day in 1992
24 April Genocide Remembrance Day Եղեռնի զոհերի հիշատակի օր Armenian Genocide in 1915
9 May Victory and Peace Day Հաղթանակի եւ Խաղաղության տոն Victory Day (World War II) was a holiday throughout the USSR and is still an official holiday in Armenia.
28 May Republic Day Հանրապետության օր Establishment of the Democratic Republic of Armenia
5 July Constitution Day Սահմանադրության օր Adopted in 1995
21 September Independence Day Անկախության օր From the Soviet Union in 1991
7 December Spitak Remembrance Day Երկրաշարժի զոհերի հիշատակի օր A devastating earthquake in 1988 killed thousands of people and destroyed most of the Republic’s infrastructure.


On the fourth Sunday preceding Dormition (15 August), a special celebration called Vardevar (Վարդևար) takes place, where anyone is free to soak others with water from spray guns, hoses or even buckets.

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