Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day - April 24
Wed, Apr 24, 2024

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is an annual global day of remembrance dedicated to all Armenian victims of genocide. What happened must never happen again. Remembrance Day is a reminder to all future generations of what hardships the Armenian people went through. It is celebrated every year on April 24th.


Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day has been celebrated since 1988, when it was officially adopted by the Armenian government.

Let us delve a little bit deeper into the history of the genocide. Armenia had belonged to the Ottomans since the 15th century. The people lived, prospered and developed. In the late 1800s large areas of Armenian lands became part of Russia. With the outbreak of WWI, the Ottoman Empire supported the German conquerors. The religious leaders of the state declared all Christians as their enemies and the population of Armenia was predominantly Christian. As a result, most Armenians were expelled from the country, tortured and simply killed. The population of the state was reduced by more than four times!

Mourning for all the innocently murdered Armenians, the first commemoration was held in 1965, when residents laid flowers at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and marched for 24 hours through the streets of Yerevan. Since then, people marched every year until, more than 20 years later, the government officially established a day of mourning.

Interesting facts

  • The memorial action in 1965 brought together 100,000 people. Today, the number of participants is much higher.
  • Exact estimates of the Armenians killed in the genocide vary, but the average number is 1.2 million.

How to celebrate

Express your support and sympathy to all the Armenians you know on this day. If you are a supporter of the Armenian people or have family ties, we encourage you to visit Yerevan to participate in the large-scale action of mourning.

Spread the word about this day on social media. Let more people know about it.

When Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day celebrated in 2024?

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is observed on April 24 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday April 24 2024
Thursday April 24 2025

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