Social Workers' Day in Armenia Date in the current year: November 4, 2016

Social Workers' Day in Armenia Social Workers' Day is an Armenian professional holiday celebrated on November 4. It was created in 2009 to commemorate the establishment of the Ministry of Social Affairs in 1918.

In May 1918, Armenia declared its independence from the Russian Empire, and the First Republic of Armenia was established. The government of the newly independent state had to face many social issues, such as poverty, famine, high mortality rate, etc. The Ministry of Social Affairs was established to solve these issues and improve the quality of life and well-being of Armenian citizens.

When Armenia regained independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Ministry of Social Affairs was reestablished as the Ministry of Social Welfare. In 2004, it was renamed the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. The Ministry is responsible for elaborating and implementing the government policies in the labor and social security sectors.

Armenia's Social Workers' day was established in 2009 to recognize the contribution of the country's social workers. It is marked with official events, such as awards ceremonies, where the most outstanding social workers receive special prizes for their hard work, dedication and achievements. Day of Social Workers is not a non-working holiday unless it falls on a weekend.

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