Information on the business hours of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the holidays of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan has the following business hours:
Monday-Friday from 09.00-18.00
Lunch breaks - 13.00-14.00
Days off - Saturdays and Sundays
The official holidays of the Republic of Azerbaijan are as follows:
1-2 January - New Year
20 January - National Day of Mourning
8 March - International Women’s Day
20-24 March - Novruz
9 May - Day of Victory over Fascism
28 May - Republic Day
15 June - National Salvation Day
26 June - Armed Forces Day
9 November - State Flag Day
31 December - Solidarity Day of the World Azerbaijanis
- Ramazan Holiday (2 days)*
- Qurban Bayrami (2 days)*
* Depending on the Hijri calendar the dates change every year.
If the holidays coincide with the days off, then in accordance with the Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan the next business days after holidays may be declared days off.
National day of the Republic of Azerbaijan is the Republic Day on 28 May (adopted in 1918).
On the days off and holidays the state institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan do not receive foreign delegations and do not hold official meetings. It is not recommended for the diplomatic missions to hold official receptions or events in those days.