Holidays


EXCERPT FROM LABOR CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
On Novruz, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr holidays

 Article 105. Holidays

1. Holidays of the Republic of Azerbaijan are the following:

New Year's Day (January 1 and 2);
Women's Day (March 8)
Victory Day (May 9)
Republic Day (May 28)
Day of National Salvation of the Azerbaijani People (June 15)
Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan (June 26)
National Independence Day (October 18)
National Flag Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan (November 9)
Constitution Day (November 12)
National Revival Day (November 17)
Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis (December 31)
Novruz holiday – five days;
Eid al-Adha – two days;
Eid al-Fitr – two days.

2. New Year's Day, Women's Day, Victory Day, Republic Day, Day of National Salvation of the Azerbaijani People, Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan, National Flag Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis, Novruz holiday, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr shall be considered days off.
3. No employees shall be employed on days off except for occasions specified by this Labor Code.
4. Days to celebrate Novruz holiday, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr shall be determined and made public by the relevant executive authority until the end of every December.
5. In case days off coincide with holidays, the day off shall be transferred to the next working day after the holiday.
6. In case Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr coincide with other holidays considered days off, the next working day shall be considered a day off.
7. In case holidays and weekly days off follow each other or vice versa, working days and days off can be changed, as decided by the relevant executive authority, in order to ensure the succession of working days and days off.

 

 CABINET OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

O R D E R

No 856s

Determining Novruz, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha days for the year 2019

 Pursuant to Section 2 of the Decree No 489 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of December 18, 2006 “On application of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan No 194-IIIQD of December 8, 2006 “On amendments to the Labor Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan”:

1. The 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th of March 2019 shall be determined as Novruz holiday, the 5th and 6th of June 2019 shall be determined as Eid al-Fitr, the 12th and 13th of August 2019 shall be determined as Eid al-Adha days, and shall hereby be considered days off.

2. This Order shall be made public in the media.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Novruz Mammadov

Baku, December 19, 2018