All soul’s day in 2011 will be non-working day in Armenia


YEREVAN, December 16. /ARKA/. Government of Armenia carried out decision that every next day after the main feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church will be non-working days in 2011.

Head of Government Staff Davit Sargsyan said that working Mondays – April 25, August 1, August 15 and September 12, 2011 will be moved to Saturdays – April 30, August 6, August 20 and September 17 accordingly.

All-Soul’s Day (Merelots) follows each main holidays of Armenian Church – Christmas and Epiphany, Saint Resurrection Sunday (Vardavar), Dormition of Our Most Holy and Triumph of the Holy Cross.

Merelots was the first time announced as non-working day by the government decision as of June 26, 2008 by the proposal of Saint Echmiadzin.