Public holidays in Abkhazia

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The following is a list of Public holidays in Abkhazia :

Abkhazia autonomous region in Georgia and breakaway republic which is not recognized internationally

Abkhazia, officially the Republic of Abkhazia, is a de facto and partially recognized republic on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, south of the Greater Caucasus mountains, in northwestern Georgia. It covers 8,660 square kilometres (3,340 sq mi) and has a population of around 240,000. Its capital is Sukhumi and it is recognised as a state by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru and Syria. While Georgia lacks control over Abkhazia, the Georgian government and most United Nations member states consider Abkhazia legally part of Georgia, whose constitution designates the area as the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.

DateEnglish nameAbkhaz nameRussian nameRemarks
January 1-2 New Year's Day Новый год
January 7 Christmas Рождество ХристовоCelebration of the Birth of Jesus
January 14AzhyrnykhuaАжьырныҳәаАжьырныхуаCelebration of the creation of the world
March 8 International Women's Day Международный женский деньCelebration of women's rights and womanhood
May 9 Victory Day День ПобедыOn 9 May 1945, Nazi Germany was defeated and the Great Patriotic War came to an end in Europe
May 23Day of the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot День Святого Апостола Симона Кананита
May 31Day of remembrance of the Caucasian War and the forced evictions of the Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus День памяти жертв Кавказской войны и насильственного выселения горских народов Кавказа
July 23 Flag Day День Флага РеспубликиOn 23 July 1992 the Flag of Abkhazia was officially adopted
August 14Day of the Defenders of the FatherlandДень памяти защитников ОтечестваOn 14 August 1992 the 1992-1993 war with Georgia started
September 30 Independence Day День освобождения Республики Абхазия/
День независимости Абхазии
On 30 September 1993 the 1992-1993 war with Georgia ended and Abkhazia gained de facto independence
November 26 Constitution Day День Конституции Республики АбхазииOn 26 November 1994 the current Constitution of Abkhazia was adopted
December 14Day of the children killed during the 1992-1993 war in Abkhazia День памяти детей, погибших в Отечественной войне в Абхазии (1992—1993 гг.)On 14 December 1992 a helicopter carrying evacuees from the Siege of Tkvarcheli was shot down, killing 25 children
Dhul Hijja 10 Eid al-Adha КурбанныхуаCommemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael in obedience to Allah

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