Country Holidays

Holidays in Azerbaijan

Public Holidays in Azerbaijan

National flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan is officially called the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is located in Eurasia’s South Caucasus region. It shares its border with Georgia, Armenia in the West, Iran in the south, Russia in the North, and the Caspian Sea in the East. It became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. The majority part of Azerbaijan is in the western region of Asia and it is called an Asian country. Azerbaijan is a member of 38 international Organizations and has diplomatic relations with almost 1598 countries in the world.

Holidays in Azerbaijan

Date Holiday Comments
January 01 New Year’s Day Yeni il
January 02 New Year’s Holiday Yeni il
January 20 Martyrs Day Holiday Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet Union troops entered Baku and Killed more than 130 Civilians
March 08 Women’s Day Weekday closet to International Women’s Day
March 20 Novruz Spring Festival. Persian New Year
March 21 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year
March 22 Novruz Holiday Spring Festival. Persian New Year
March 23 Novruz Holiday Probable holiday
March 24 Novruz Holiday Probable holiday
May 09 Victory Day Celebrated victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
May 28 Republic Day Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918)
May 13 Ramazan Bayrami Eid-Al-Fitr
May 14 Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Eid-Al-Fitr
June 15 National Salvation Day Holiday 15 June of following Monday
June 28 Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day
July 20 Gurban Bayrami Festival of Sacrifice
July 21 Gurban Bayrami Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
October 18 Independence Day Not a non-working Day
November 09 Flag Day Holiday The Azerbaijan Flag was first adopted in 1918
December 31 World Azerbaijan Solidarity Day Celebrated since 1991


Capital of Azerbaijan

Baku is the present capital of Azerbaijan. Being located on the western Caspian Sea this city is industrial, cultural, and political capital.

Traditions of Azerbaijan

Music and folk dance is Azerbaijan’s thousand years old traditions. The popular musical traditions are Mugham, meykhana, and Ashiq. While performing Mugham singers bring their emotions to singing, one of the best singers of all time is Alim Qasimov.

President of Azerbaijan

The present president of Azerbaijan is Ilham Aliyev. He was elected in 2003, on October-31 as a 4th president of Azerbaijan.

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan

Novruz Mammadov is the current Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. The prime Minster serves as the head of government.

Population of Azerbaijan

The total estimated population is 9,985,482. It is equivalent to 0.13% of the total population world’s population. Azerbaijan ranked on 91st number among the most populated countries.

Flag of Azerbaijan

The national flag is consist of three horizontal bars of the color blue, red, and green along with eight-pointed star and crescent in the center of the red band.

Currency of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani manat is the national currency. The official code is AZN.

Religion of Azerbaijan

The national religion of Azerbaijan is Islam. 96.9% of the total population belongs to Islam and the majority of the remaining population is non-religious.

Dialing Code of Azerbaijan

The international dialing code of Azerbaijan is +994.

Crime Rate of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has crime index 31.14 and safety index 68.86 in the world.

Crime Rates Index Number Comments
Crime Level 25.00 Low
Crime Increasing Rate in Past 3 Years 44.83 Moderate
Thing stolen & Home Broken cases 28.54 Low
Being Mugged & Robbed cases 30.75 Low
Car stolen cases 22.27 Low
Thing from car stolen cases 36.52 Low
Being Attacked worries 28.07 Low
Being insulted worries 30.65 Low
Being attacked based on Religion & colour worries 16.96 Very Low
Using & Dealing in Drugs Cases 31.86 Low
Property Crimes 29.61 Low
Violent Crime such as Armed Robbery 21.74 Low

Famous Airports of Azerbaijan

Due to diplomatic relation with 150+ countries, Azerbaijan has numerous national and international flight operations on a daily basis. Some of the busiest airports are Akstafa Airport serves Aghstafa city, Heydar Aliyev International Airport serves Baku city, Zabrat Airport serves Baku city, Balakan Airport serves Balakan city, and Ganja International Airport serves Ganja city.

Area of Azerbaijan

The total area of Azerbaijan is 86, 600 sq. Kilometres.

GDP of Azerbaijan

In 2017, the estimated GDP of Azerbaijan is worth alm0st 40.75 billion US Dollars. It is equivalent to 0.07% percent of the total world’s economy.

Sports of Azerbaijan

The national sport of Azerbaijan is Freestyle Wrestling. Also, the football, chess, weightlifting, judo, futsal, and boxing are very much loved by locals.

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