State commemorations and public holidays

In Armenia

In Germany

May 1st: Labor Day

May 9: Victory and Peace Day

May 28: First Republic Day

July 5: Constitution Day

September 21: Independence Day

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31 December – 02 January: New Year

January 6: Christmas

January 28: Army Day

March 8: Women's Day

April 7: Mother's Day and Beauty Day

April 24: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide


April 24 - Memorial Day of the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, 1915 (April 11, according to the Julian calendar then also common in the Ottoman Empire), the genocide of Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire began with the mass arrest of Armenians in the capital Constantinople. Within three days, according to previously compiled lists, teachers, poets and writers, journalists, members of parliament and political activists, clergy, entrepreneurs and other members of the intellectual elite were arrested and deported to the interior of the country on the pretext of judicial investigations. Almost all of them died in the months that followed from torture during interrogations or in the subsequent massacres and deportations (death marches). According to estimates by the German Embassy in Constantinople and the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate in Constantinople, 1.5 of 2.5 million (1914) people from the Armenian population died in the Ottoman Empire.


The massacres in Sumgait and Baku

The Sumgait pogrom at the end of February 1988 marked the beginning of officially organized mass violence against the Armenian minority in Azerbaijan. Within two years, thousands are murdered, tortured and raped.

Over 300,000 Armenians are fleeing nationalist-motivated violence against Armenian civilians in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh. The then Soviet central government failed to use its security forces to protect the persecuted Armenians in good time.

Since the perpetrators of Sumgait went almost unpunished and were later even rehabilitated, this encouraged further pogroms in Baku, Ganja (Kirovabad) and in many other cities and villages of Azerbaijan, a massacre of the Armenian population of the village of Maragha (Nagorno-Karabakh) , on war crimes and crimes against humanity during the war that Azerbaijan began in late 1991 against the predominantly Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh with the aim of regaining control of that independence-seeking region. In a war that was never officially declared, Azerbaijan bombed the undefended capital of Karabakh Stepanakert and also used cluster bombs in violation of international law.

While murderers of Armenians receive state rewards, those intellectuals who work for peace and coming to terms with history must fear for their lives: Ramil Safarov, who murdered an Armenian in his sleep at a NATO conference in Budapest in 2004, was killed by the Azerbaijani Government ransomed, promoted and rewarded.

Since 1989, Azerbaijan has been trying to starve and economically isolate Karabakh and Armenia through a blockade that violates international law. And to this day, the Azerbaijani government's attempts to arm Karabakh and the Republic of Armenia to death thanks to petrodollars continue.