According to the Republic of Armenia July 2001 Law regarding Holidays and Remembrance Days, the following are the adopted and celebrated holidays in Armenia.
Calendar of Armenian holidays
December 31 to January 6 – New Year and Christmas. Non-working days.
January 28 – Army Day. On that day In 1992 was established the Ministry of defense. Non-working day.
March 8 – Women’s Day. An international holiday celebrated since 1911 by recommendation from the known German and international workers’ movement figure Clara Tsetkin. Non-working day.
April 7 – Motherhood and Beauty Day. Based on the Armenian Church holiday which symbolizes the good news about the pregnancy of Virgin Mary.
May 1 – Labor Day. It is an international holiday, celebrated since 1890 as an international workers’ solidarity day. Non-working day.
May 9 – The day of the victory of the Soviet people against Nazi Germany. In Armenia it’s celebration marks Armenian people’s participation in that victory. Non-working day.
May 28 – Republic Day. That day in 1918 was reestablished the independent Armenian statehood, and was declared the first Republic of Armenia. Non-working day.
June 1 – Children’s Rights Protection Day. An international holiday, celebrated since 1950. The meaning of the holiday is to keep children away from the threat of war, keeping them healthy, ensuring the right to receive proper education and upbringing.
July 5 – Constitution Day. That day in 1995 the constitution of The Republic of Armenia was adopted by a national referendum. Non-working day
September 1 – Knowledge, writing and Schooling Day. Marks the beginning of a new academic year.
September 21 – Independence Day. ,This day in 1991 the independence of the Republic of Armenia was declared by a national referendum. Non-working day.
Days of Remembrance
April 24 – Genocide victims’ Remembrance Day. Marks the memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide perpetrated and executed by the Kemalist government of the Ottoman Empire. On that day in 1915 around 800 Armenian intellectuals were arrested in Constantinople, most of them were brutally murdered or died in their way to exile. Non-working day.
December 7 – Earthquake victims’ Remembrance Day. Marks the memory of about 25 thousand victims of the 1988 devastating earthquake in Spitak.
In RA there also exist native language, satire and humor, media, radio, theater, museum, the memory of the victims of 1988 massacre in Azerbaijan, the rights of the refugee and repressed Armenians and other memorable days.