holidays in the Caucasus

Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Christmas

On Sunday, January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church is celebrating Christmas and Epiphany, News.am reports. On this occasion, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II is offering a special Divine Liturgy at the Saint …

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Lights of main Christmas tree of Georgia lit in Tbilisi

Today, in the Center of the Georgian capital, on the Square of the First Republic, a solemn ceremony of lighting the main Christmas tree of the country, in which several hundred residents and guests of Tbilisi took part, was held. The …

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Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to be shut off for night

On Sunday night, the roadway on Rustaveli Avenue in the center of Tbilisi will be shut off, the Tbilservice Group company at the mayor’s office of the capital reported. There is planned installation of Christmas illuminations. …

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Stavropol Region celebrates Day of Region

Circus performances, street theater performances and music festivals are held in Stavropol within the framework of celebrating the Day of the Region, Minister of Culture of the region Tatyana Likhacheva said, adding that more than 3.5 thousand …

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“Vardavar” to be celebrated in Armenia tomorrow

The Armenian Church will mark the day of Christ’s Transfiguration – Vardavar on July 8, which is one of the five cardinal feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church the history of which comes from pagan times, Panorama.am …

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World marks Day of Baku Residents

Today Azerbaijani diasporas around the globe celebrate the Day of Baku Residents. This holiday doesn't have official status yet. Its celebrated since just couple of years ago. However it quickly gained popularity, and …

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Head of European Commission to visit Tbilisi

The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will visit Tbilisi next week. This is stated in the preliminary program of the European Commission events for the next week. The purpose of the visit is to participate in a …

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Azerbaijan celebrates Carpet Weaver Day

Today, an exhibition entitled ‘In the Footsteps of Traditions’ dedicated to the professional holiday - the Carpet Weaver Day, which is celebrated on May 5th - opened in the Azerbaijani Сarpet Museum in Baku, the organizers of the …

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Nowruz in Moscow House of Nationalities

Nowruz is a holiday of spring, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar. The history of its origin dates back several centuries and can trace its roots to the Zoroastrian period. In 2009, the …

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Georgia celebrates National Flag Day

Today Georgia marks National Flag Day that is also known as the Five Cross Flag of Georgia, Agenda.ge reports. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili raised the national flag with the children of Georgian heroes …

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Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas

Members of the Georgian Orthodox Church, together with part of the Orthodox world, celebrate Christmas today according to the Julian calendar, Agenda.ge reports. The special liturgy commenced at Tbilisi's Holy Trinity Cathedral at …

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Azerbaijan marks Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis

Every year, December 31 is celebrated as the Solidarity Day of the World Azerbaijanis. This date has been declared as the Solidarity Day of the World Azerbaijanis since 1993 in line with the Azerbaijani president’s decree. The …

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Non-working days in 2018 in Azerbaijan announced

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Azerbaijan has announced the working hours and production calendar for 2018, abc.az reports. According to the Ministry, by tradition, March will be the most "non-working" …

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