YEREVAN. – At Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, the government of Armenia considered the bill that proposes to celebrate capital city Yerevan Day on the second Saturday of October.
Suren Papikyan, the Minister of Territorial Administration and Development, presented the matter and noted that the second Saturday of October is marked in Armenia as Translator’s Day, which coincides with the day when the aforesaid proposed law proposes to celebrate Yerevan Day. Thus, he proposed to change the word “Saturday” with the word “Sunday” in this bill.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, however, noted that because of tradition, people will continue observing Yerevan Day on the second Saturday of October.
“If we are adopting a law, let it be that day which the people are accustomed to,” he stressed, in particular. “Also, I don’t think that it’s a good idea to specify this holiday by law.”
Pashinyan added that the government should not express a position regarding this bill.
“We have celebrated this day for about fifty years,” he said, above all. “Our conclusion is that there is no need for such a law.”