There are 20 public holidays in Azerbaijan in 2023, five of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Martyrs' Day commemorates the victims of the tragedy in the city of Baku on January 20, 1990, where hundreds of people were killed or injured. The holiday is observed on January 20, 2023.
International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize the achievements made by women and to raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2023.
Nowruz is also known as the Iranian New Year or Persian New Year. It is the first day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian solar calendar. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. The holiday lasts two days, from March 20 to 24, 2023.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days, from April 22 to 23, 2023.
Victory Day is observed on May 09, 2023, and it commemorates the anniversary of when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed. It was a legal document that effected the extinction of Nazi Germany and ended World War II in Europe.
Republic Day commemorates the anniversary of Azerbaijan's independence as the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic from the Russian Empire on May 28, 1918. The holiday is observed on May 28, 2023.
National Salvation Day
National Salvation Day commemorates the anniversary of when Heydar Aliyev was elected as the Chairman of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, observed on June 15, 2023.
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day commemorates the establishment of armed forces in Azerbaijan on June 26, 1918. The holiday is observed on June 26, 2023.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days, from June 28 to 29, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Azerbaijan Victory Day
Azerbaijan Victory Day commemorates the anniversary when Azerbaijan forces seized Shusha during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, also known as the Patriotic War. The holiday is observed on November 8, 2023.
State Flag Day
State Flag Day commemorates the anniversary of adopting "the Tricolour Flag" as the flag of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in 1918. The holiday is observed on November 9, 2023.
International Solidarity Day
International Solidarity Day of Azerbaijanis commemorates the anniversary when Azerbaijani residents dismantled the border fence between Soviet Azerbaijan and Iran in then-Nakhichevan ASSR to reunite with Iranian Azerbaijanis in 1989. The holiday is observed on December 31, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Azerbaijan in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 03, 2023||Tuesday||Observed|
|Martyrs' Day||Jan 20, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Nowruz||Mar 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Nowruz||Mar 21, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Nowruz||Mar 22, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Nowruz||Mar 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Nowruz||Mar 24, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 24, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 25, 2023||Tuesday||Observed|
|Victory Day||May 09, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day||May 28, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day Holiday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|National Salvation Day||Jun 15, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Armed Forces Day||Jun 26, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 28, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Azerbaijan Victory Day||Nov 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|State Flag Day||Nov 09, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|International Solidarity Day||Dec 31, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
Please also check working days in Azerbaijan in 2023.