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20 Apr 2019 | 07:54 PM UTC

Armenia: Commemorative events expected nationwide April 24

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Commemorative events expected nationwide for Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day April 24

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Yerevan). COUNTRY/REGION Armenia


Commemorative events are planned across Armenia to mark Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on Wednesday, April 24. Activities are expected across the country, with the largest gathering expected at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan. Business and government office closures, as well as modified transportation services, are to be expected in association with various commemorative activities on Wednesday.


Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is a national holiday in Armenia and is observed to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Traditionally, thousands of people march to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial in Yerevan to lay flowers at the site.


Individuals in Armenia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate disruptions to travel and business, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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