holidays in the Caucasus

“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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New Year holidays in Armenia may be cut

Armenia's government intends to cut New Year holidays. The government-proposed amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days will be discussed at the next cabinet meeting on December 14 and then they will be put on the …

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Vladikavkaz celebrates Day of Heroes of Fatherland

In Vladikavkaz, the Memorial of Glory hosted a commemorative action timed to the Heroes of the Fatherland Day. Participants of the event paid tribute to the memory of the Heroes of the Fatherland - natives of North Ossetia and those who …

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Non-working days on Novruz, Ramadan and Gurban published

Azerbaijan has made public the days-off for the holidays of Novruz, Ramadan and Gurban in 2018. The Cabinet Ministers adopted a decision on holidays Novruz, Ramadan and Gurban for the next year. In compliance with this decision, in 2018 …

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Azerbaijan celebrates Constitution Day

Today, Azerbaijan celebrates the Constitution Day. The Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, adopted in 1995, is the first constitution of independent Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which existed for 23 months from …

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Baku holds cycling race devoted to State Flag Day

A cycling race, organized by the Azerbaijani State Security Service and supported by the Heydar Aliyev Center and the Azerbaijan Cycling Federation, was held in Baku November 5, Trend reports. The race under the motto "Our flag is …

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