Uzbekistan Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Republic of Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia
  • Islam is by far the dominant religion in Uzbekistan, as Muslims constitute 96% of the population
  • Muslims festival are celebrate according to lunar cycle and dates change every year
  • Some area in Uzbekistan still practicing ancient Persian belief systems
  • Uzbekistan government acknowledges these practices but does not recognise them as national holidays or celebrations
  • National Public Holidays are regulated by the Constitution of Uzbekistan
  • Employers are regulated by the Uzbek Labour Laws
  • All employee are entitle for day off for national holidays, pay or no pay on national holidays are subject to terms and condition in personal employment contract.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Yangi Yil Bayrami) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day (Xalqaro Xotin-Qizlar Kuni) - Commemorates the movement for women's rights
21 MarTueNowruz / Persian New Year (Navro'z Bayrami) - Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year. Celebrated worldwide by the Iranians as the beginning of the New Year
9 MayTueMemorial / Remembrance Day (Xotira va Qadirlash Kuni) - Introduced by President Islam Karimov as a commemoration of those who suffered in the war against fascism during World War II and who sacrificed their lives for freedom of the country
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
1 SeptFriIndependence Day (Mustaqillik Kuni) - President Islam Karimov obtain Independence of Uzbekistan on 31 August 1991
1 SeptFriEid al-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
1 OctSunDay of Teachers and Instructors (O'qituvchi va Murabbiylar Kuni) - This professional day of all teachers and mentors was established in 1996 and the first observance took place in 1997
8 DecFriConstitution Day (Konstitutsiya Kuni) - Adopted the main law of the country on December 8, 1992

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
8 MarThursInternational Women's Day
21 MarWedNavruz
9 MayWedDay of Memory and Remembrance
15 JunFriEid al-Fitr
21 AugTueEid al-Adha
1 SeptSatIndependence Day
1 OctMonDay of Teachers and Instructors
8 DecSatConstitution Day

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