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Minority Calendar

January

1 Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State - Czech Republic
1 St. Vasilios Day - Greek Orthodox
1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Catholic
6 Theophany - Catholic/Greek Orthodox
7 Christmas - Orthodox
8 Gynaikratia - Greece
14 New Year (OS) -
19 Theophany - Orthodox
19 Christmas and Theophany - Armenian community in Georgia
20 Martyr’s Day - Azerbaijan
22 National Unification Day - Ukraine
28 Army Day - Armenia

February

2 Youth Day - Azerbaijan
9 Tu Bishvat - Jewish
13 - 16 Khider Nabi and Khider Alias - Day of Saints - Yazidi
16 Day of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania - Lithuania
23 Defender of the Fatherland Day - Russia
24 Independence Day - Estonia
28 - 6 Maslenitsa - Orthodox

March

1 Martenitsa - Bulgaria
2 Kiloç - Yezidi
3 Liberation of Bulgaria - Bulgaria
7 Green Monday - Greece
10 Esther - Jewish
11 Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania - Lithuania
17 Feast of Easter - Jewish
19 Purim - Jewish
21 Novruz Bayrami - Azerbaijan
21 Shushan Purim - Jewish
25 Independence Day - Greece
25 Feast of the Annunciation - Catholic

April

7 Mother’s Day - Armenia
15 Çarsema Sor - Yazidi
18 - 26 Pesach - Jewish
24 Easter - Catholic/Orthodox
24 Genocide Remembrance Day - Armenia
25 Easter Monday - Azerbaijan
29 Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel Independence Day - Jewish

May

3 Constitution Day - Poland
3 Mother’s Day - Lithuania
4 Day of Declaration of Independence - Latvia
5 Prague Uprising - Czech Republic
8 Liberation Day - Czech Republic
10 Mother’s Day - Estonia
10 Mother’s Day - Latvia
12 Lag Ba’omer - Jewish
18 Second Passover - Jewish
19 Pontic Greek Genocide Remembrance Day - Greece
21 St. Constantine’s Day - Greek Orthodox
22 Yom Yerushalaim – Jerusalem Day - Jewish
22 Lag B’Omer - Jewish
24 Education and Culture Day and Day of the Slavic Heritage - Bulgaria
28 Republic Day - Armenia
28 Republic Day - Azerbaijan

June

6 Pushkin Day - Russia
7 - 9 Shavuot - Jewish
12 Russia Day - Russia
15 National Salvation Day - Azerbaijan
18 Day of Remembrance of Jesus Christ - Yazidi
18 Vigil of the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity - Catholic
23 Victory Day - Estonia
23 Jani - Latvia
23 Victory Day - Estonia
24 Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist - Catholic
26 Army and Navy Day - Azerbaijan
28 Constitution Day - Ukraine
29 Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles - Greek Orthodox

July

5 Constitution Day - Armenia
5 Saints Cyril and Methodius Day - Czech Republic
6 Jan Hus Day - Czech Republic
6 Statehood Day - Lithuania
12 Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles - Orthodox
30 Tisha B’av - Jewish

August

1 Ramadan (Start) - Islamic
7 Assirian Martyr’s Day - Assirian
15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Dormition of the Theotokos - Catholic/Greek Orthodox
19 Conversion - Orthodox
20 Day of Restoration of Independence - Estonia
23 Flag Day - Ukraine
24 Independence Day - Ukraine
28 Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox
28 Day of the Virgin Mary - Orthodox
30 Eid Ul- Fitr (end of Ramadan) - Islamic (Sunni)
31 Eid Ul- Fitr (end of Ramadan) - Islamic (Shiite)

Septembet

21 Independence Day - Armenia
22 Independence Day - Bulgaria
28 Statehood Day - Czech Republic
28 - 30 Rosh Hashanah - Jewish

October

2 Feast of Gedaliah - Jewish
3 The Day of German Unity - Germany
6 - 13 Cea ?îxadî li Lali?ê - Yazidi
7 - 8 Yom Kippur - Jewish
9 Hoshanah Rabbah - Jewish
12 - 19 Sukkot - Jewish
15 Kostaoba - Ossetian
18 Independence Day - Azerbaijan
20 Shemini Atzeret - Jewish
21 Simchat Torah - Jewish
28 “Ochi” (Oxi) on “No” Day - Greece
28 Independent Czechoslovak State Day - Czech Republic
31 Vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints - Catholic

November

1 All Saints’ Day - Catholic
4 Unity Day - Russia
5 - 9 Eid Ul-Adha – Hijja (Gurban Bayrami) - Islamic
7 Day of Soldierly Glory - Russia
9 Father’s Day - Estonia
11 Independence Day - Poland
12 Constitution Day - Azerbaijan
17 National Revival Day - Azerbaijan
17 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day - Czech Republic
17 1937 Student Protests against Military Junta - Greece
18 Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia - Latvia
22 Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Famines and Political Repressions in Ukraine - Ukraine
23 St George's Day - Orthodox
26 New Year - Islamic (Sunni)
27 New Year - Islamic (Shiite)
28 Feast of Sacrifice - Azerbaijan

December

5 Ashura - Islamic
6 Day of Armed Forces - Ukraine
7 Spitak Remembrance Day - Armenia
12 Constitution Day - Russia
16 Eîda Êzîd - Yazidi
19 St. Nicholas Day - Orthodox
20 - 28 Hanukkah - Jewish
24 Christmas Eve - Catholic
25 Christmas - Catholic
29 New Year - Islamic
31 Azerbaijani Solidarity Day - Azerbaijan


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Advisory committee on the framework convention for the protection of national minorities Opinion on Georgia, Adopted on 19 March 2009

Comments of the Government of Georgia on the First Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Georgia
First State Report for the Protection of National Minorities

National Concept for Tolerance and Civic Integration

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Minority Calendar
19 Aug - Conversion - Orthodox
20 Aug - Day of Restoration of Independence - Estonia
23 Aug - Flag Day - Ukraine
24 Aug - Independence Day - Ukraine
28 Aug - Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox
28 Aug - Day of the Virgin Mary - Orthodox
30 Aug - Eid Ul- Fitr (end of Ramadan) - Islamic (Sunni)

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