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Public Holidays in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Public Holidays
Azerbaijan public holidays include its national and religious holidays. Some of the important Azerbaijan holidays and celebrations include New Year’s holiday and women’s day. Also martyr’s day is celebrated in the memory of the Azerbaijan civilians when Soviet Union entered the state in 1990 and executed more than 190 people. This holiday is also observed in the memory of war victims of Nagorno-Karabakh war. Novruz is another Azerbaijan public holiday celebrated as its spring festival day and also marks a Persian new year. Other holidays include victory day, religious holiday’s names as Ramaz Bayrami and Gurban Bayrami. These religious holidays can vary in their date according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Azerbaijan armed forces day, solidarity day and republic day are also Azerbaijan national holidays. Furthermore, Flag Day is one of the important Azerbaijan public holidays as the first Azerbaijani flag was approved in 1918.
Important Azerbaijan Public Holidays
Important Azerbaijan public holidays in 2019 are Independence Day on October 18. It is a day when they got independent from the Soviet Union. Moreover, the International solidarity day is one of the most important Azerbaijan national holidays, which was inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall. The nationalist party of Azerbaijanis called for the removal of Azerbaijan and Iran border, thus celebrated their solidarity.