Public holidays in Abkhazia

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The following is a list of public holidays in Abkhazia . The working days are marked in cursive.

DateEnglish nameAbkhaz nameRussian nameRemarks
January 1-2 New Year's Day Новый год
January 7 Christmas Day 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 1 Labour Day День труда
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 21Day 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
May 23Day of the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot День Святого Апостола Симона Кананита
July 23Flag DayДень Государственного Флага Республики АбхазияOn 23 July 1992 the Flag of Abkhazia was officially adopted
August 26The day of the international recognition of the independence of AbkhaziaДень международного признания независимости АбхазииOn 26 August 2008 the independence of Abkhazia was recognised by Russia
August 28Nankhua (Assumption of Mary)Нанхуа (День Успения Пресвятой Богородицы)
September 30 Independence Day День освобождения Республики АбхазияOn 30 September 1993 the 1992-1993 war with Georgia ended and Abkhazia gained de facto independence
October 11Armed Forces DayДень Вооруженных Республики Абхазия
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
varies Easter
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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