Public holidays in Kazakhstan

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This is a list of public holidays in Kazakhstan:[1][2]

Public holidays[edit]

     = Holiday of historical significance and importance

Date English name Local name/s Notes
1–2 January New Year's Day Жаңа жыл (Jańa jyl)
Новый Год (Novyy God)
7 January Eastern Orthodox Christmas Рождество Христово
(Rojdestvo hrıstovo / Rozhdestvo Khristovo)
An official holiday since 2007
8 March International Women's Day Халықаралық әйелдер күні (Xalyqaralyq áıelder kúni)
Международный женский день (Mezhdunarodnyy zhenskiy den')
21–23 March Nauryz Meyramy Наурыз мейрамы (Naýryz meıramy) Originally the Persian new year, is traditionally a springtime holiday marking the beginning of a new year.
1 May Kazakhstan People's Unity Day Қазақстан халқының бірлігі мерекесі (Qazaqstan xalqynyń birligi merekesi)
7 May Defender of the Fatherland Day Отан Қорғаушы күні (Otan Qorǵaýshy kuni)
День Защитника Отечества (Den' Zashchitnika Otechestva)
An official holiday since 2013
9 May Great Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day Жеңіс күні (Jeńis kúni)
День Победы (Den' Pobedy)
A holiday in the former Soviet Union carried over

to present-day Kazakhstan and other former republics (Except Baltic countries).

1 July National Day of Dombra[3] Домбра күні (Dombra kúni)
День Домбра (Den' dombra)
6 July Capital City Day Астана күні (Astana kúni)
День столицы (Den' stolitsy)
Birthday of the first President of Kazakhstan
30 August Constitution Day Қазақстан Республикасының Конституциясы күні (Qazaqstan Respýblıkasynyń Konstıtýcıyasy kúni)
День Конституции Республики Казахстан (Den' Konstitutsii Respubliki Kazakhstan)
Last day of Hajj
In 2013 October 15
Qurban Ayta Құрбан айт (Qúrban aıt)
Курбан айт (Kurban ayt)
An official holiday since 2007
25 October Republic Day Республика күні (Respwblïka küni)
День Республики (Den' Respubliki)
Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union
1 December First President Day Тұңғыш Президент күні (Túńǵysh Prezıdent kúni)
День Первого Президента (Den' Pervogo Prezidenta)
An official holiday since 2013
16–17 December Independence Day Тәуелсіздік күні (Táýelsizdik kúni)
День независимости (Den' nezavisimosti)
Independence from the Soviet Union

a Eid al-Adha, the Islamic "Feast of the Sacrifice".

Other holidays[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kazakhstan Public Holidays Archived 9 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Worldtravelguide.net. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Egov.kz. Archived from the original on 16 October 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.inform.kz/en/kazakhstan-selebrating-national-day-of-dombra_a3305676
  4. ^ День Службы государственной охраны Республики Казахстан