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Azerbaijan : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Azerbaijan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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winter holiday (end)Thursday February 1, 2018School holidays 
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Day of Youth*Saturday February 2, 2019Culture 
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Valentine's Day*Thursday February 14, 2019cards/flowers 
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Womens' DayThursday March 8, 2018Secular holiday 
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Music festival**Sunday March 11, 2018Culture 
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Noruz**Tuesday March 20, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Noruz (beginning)Tuesday March 20, 2018School holidays 
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Noruz**Thursday March 22, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Noruz**Saturday March 24, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Noruz**Monday March 26, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Noruz (end)Monday March 26, 2018School holidays 
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presidential electionWednesday April 11, 2018Special Events 
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Public holiday*Wednesday April 11, 2018Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday April 27, 2018School holidays 
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F1 Grand Prix**Sunday April 29, 2018Sports events 
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mid-term holiday (end)Sunday May 6, 2018School holidays 
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Victory Day*Wednesday May 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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school holidayWednesday May 9, 2018School holidays 
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Tour d'Azerbaïdjan*Wednesday May 9, 2018Sports events 
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InterFood/InterFoodTech/Ingredients*Wednesday May 23, 2018Tradeshows 
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Proclamation of the First Democratic Republic*Monday May 28, 2018National Day 
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National Salvation Day*Friday June 15, 2018Secular holiday 
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end of school yearFriday June 15, 2018School holidays 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Human Rights Day*Monday June 18, 2018Culture 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday June 18, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday June 19, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Army and Navy day*Tuesday June 26, 2018Secular holiday 
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National Language DayWednesday August 1, 2018Culture 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)**Thursday August 23, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Winter holiday (end) -
Thursday February 1, 2018

School holidays :


Day of Youth -
Saturday February 2, 2019

Culture : Established by Heydar Aliyev on February 2, 1997, to hold the 1st Forum of Azerbaijani youth.


Valentine's Day -
Thursday February 14, 2019

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Day of Mourning -
Tuesday February 26, 2019

Culture : Remembrance of killings in the town of Khojaly by Armenian forces on February 25, 1992


Womens' Day -
Thursday March 8, 2018

Secular holiday :


Music festival -
Sunday March 11, 2018

Culture : Http://mugam.az/Contest.html dedicated to Mugam a complex form of music lasts 1 week - in Baku - 2018 edition confirmed


Noruz -
Tuesday March 20, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Noruz (beginning) -
Tuesday March 20, 2018

School holidays :


Noruz -
Thursday March 21, 2019

Zoroastrian : Naw Ruz--Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox Also spelled Newroz, Nauruz, Nauryz, Noe-Rooz, Nawroz, Norooz, Noruz, Novruz (in Azerbaijan and Turkey), Noh Ruz, Nauroz, Nav-roze, Navroz, Naw-Rúz, Nevruz, Sultan Nevruz, Наврӯз, Navruz, or Nowrouz (Wikipedia)


Noruz -
Thursday March 22, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Noruz -
Saturday March 23, 2019

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Noruz -
Saturday March 24, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Noruz -
Monday March 26, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Noruz (end) -
Monday March 26, 2018

School holidays :


Genocide Remembrance Day -
Sunday March 31, 2019

Culture : Refers to the consequences of the dismemberment of the Azerbaijani people and the division of its historical lands following the treaties of Gyulistan and Turkmanchai (1813 and 1828).


Presidential election -
Wednesday April 11, 2018

Special Events :


Public holiday -
Wednesday April 11, 2018

Secular holiday : Early presidential election


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 27, 2018

School holidays :


F1 Grand Prix -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Sports events : Www.formula1.com in Baku 2018 edition confirmed
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Mid-term holiday (end) -
Sunday May 6, 2018

School holidays :


Victory Day -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Secular holiday : Capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and other principal Allied nations) in Berlin on May 8, 1945. It is celebrated in the successor states to the Soviet Union on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed (in the midnight), it was already May 9 in the USSR and Eastern Europe.


School holiday -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

School holidays :


Tour d'Azerbaïdjan -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Sports events : Www.les-sports.info 2018 edition confirmed
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Flower Day -
Friday May 10, 2019

Culture : A holiday was first introduced by Hajibala Abutalibov, the mayor of Baku, in 2003, when Heydar Aliyev was hospitalized in Cleveland, U.S., with no realistic hopes for recovery. The Baku mayor declared May 10, Heydar Aliyev's birthday, the Flower Holiday to celebrate the president's birthday while thinly veiling it as a neutral holiday.


InterFood/InterFoodTech/Ingredients -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - in Baku http://www.worldfood.az/ 2018 edition confirmed


Proclamation of the First Democratic Republic -
Monday May 28, 2018

Secular holiday : On 28 May, 1918, after the collapse of the Russian Empire during the First World War, Azerbaijan declared independence and established the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. This first Muslim republic in the world lasted only two years,until 1920, when the Soviet Red Army liberated Azerbaijan. Wikipedia


National Salvation Day -
Friday June 15, 2018

Secular holiday : By 1993, Azerbaijan had descended into chaos and seemed on the verge of a civil war, following disastrous military defeats inflicted by the Armenians. Its president, Echibey had to flee the capital in June following an attempted coup d'état. Heidar Aliev, who had once served as the deputy premier of the Soviet Union became acting president and, as part of a deal with the coup leaders, gained appointment as the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan on June 15. The National Assembly elected him as President nine days later. Civil war was thus averted. http://pedia.nodeworks.com/H/HE/HEY/Heydar_Aliyev


End of school year -
Friday June 15, 2018

School holidays :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Human Rights Day -
Monday June 18, 2018

Culture : From 2008 onwards


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday June 18, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday June 19, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Army and Navy day -
Tuesday June 26, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the establishment of Azerbaijan's first army under the independent government in 1918.


National Language Day -
Wednesday August 1, 2018

Culture :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday