Army Day (Armenia)

Army Day is a public holiday in Armenia, and it is observed on January 28 each year.

Army Day is a holiday in honor of the troops of the Armed Forces of Armenia. In February 1918, Russian-controlled Eastern Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic (TDFR). Shortly after, all three nations declared independence, and Armenia declared independence as the Republic of Armenia on May 28, 1918.

However, the independence only lasted a short time. The Red Army invaded Armenia on December 2, 1920 and proclaimed it a Soviet Republic. As part of the Soviet Union, the Armenian soldiers together with all units of the Soviet Army celebrated Defender of the Fatherland Day until the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991.

On January 28, 1992, the Armed Forces of Armenia was formally established after the modern Republic of Armenia became independent in 1991. Armed Forces of Armenia can be divided into two branches: the Ground Forces, and the Air Force and Air Defense Forces. Armenia has no navy being a landlock country.

The following is the list of Army Day in Armenia from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Army DayJan 28, 2021Thursday
Army DayJan 28, 2022Friday
Army DayJan 28, 2023Saturday
Army DayJan 28, 2024Sunday
Army DayJan 28, 2025Tuesday

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