Army Day is celebrated on January 28 in Armenia.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Armed Forces, and high-ranking Armenian officials are visiting the Yerablur Military Pantheon in Yerevan on this occasion.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, however, has contracted the coronavirus, and therefore has self-isolated.
National Assembly (NA) speaker Alen Simonyan, and many members of the ruling majority “Civil Contract” Faction of the NA have visited Yerablur.
In September 1990, the Supreme Council—the then parliament—of Armenia decided to create a "Special Regiment" within the then Ministry of Internal Affairs. On May 4, 1991, by the decision of the government, the Defense Committee was established. And on January 28, 1992, the decision "On the Defense of the Republic of Armenia" was adopted, thus proving the establishment of the Armenian National Army.
January 28 has been declared a holiday and non-working day in Armenia since 2001.
The most important phase in the formation of the Armenian army is considered to be between 198 and 1992 when the first Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) war was taking place, and the Armenian volunteer detachments were mainly engaged in these military operations.