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Holidays & Observances in Armenia

Armenia is a landlocked country located in southwest Asia. It has an important Christian history, being the first nation to accept Christianity as its official religion despite the fact that many of its neighbors are predominantly Muslim. The official religion, Armenian Apostolic Christianity is one of the oldest national religions in the world. Many traditions of the church are similar to Catholicism, but they do not recognize the authority of the pope. Most of their religious holidays are celebrated on the orthodox date. Armenians celebrate many national pride holidays, but their most important holidays are their religious holidays. Easter is particularly important. The tradition of coloring eggs on Easter most likely began in Armenia. Armenians believe that Mary brought eggs and bread to the cross where her son hung. The eggs and bread were dyed by his blood and her tears.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Army Day Public
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Victory and Peace Day Public
Independence Day Armenia Public