Kazakhstan 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.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Жаңа жыл) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day (Рождество Христово) - Commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ
1 MarWedDay of Gratitude - On 1st March 2015, the People's Assembly of Kazakhstan was established
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day (Халықаралық әйелдер күні) - Commemorates the movement for women's rights
21 MarTueNauryz Holiday / Persian New Year (Наурыз мейрамы) - A springtime holiday marking the beginning of a Persian New Year
22 MarWedNauryz Holiday (Persian New Year)
23 MarThursNauryz Holiday (Persian New Year)
24 MarFriNauryz Holiday (Probable Holiday)
1 MayMonKazakhstan People's Unity Day (Қазақстан халқының бірлігі мерекесі) - Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan
8 MayMonDefender of the Fatherland Day (Отан Қорғаушы күні) - Celebrates people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces with unofficially nationally. Official holiday since 2013
9 MayTueVictory Day (Жеңіс күні) - Commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War and the end of the Second World War
6 JulThursCapital City Day (День столицы) - Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994
30 AugWedConstitution Day (Қазақстан Республикасының Конституциясы) - Kazakh people approved the new Constitution draft at the national referendum on 30th August 1995
1 SeptFriKurban Ait / Eid al-Adha (Құрбан айт) - Islamic Festive. Festival of the Sacrifice
1 DecFriFirst President Day (Тұңғыш Президент күні) - Marks the first presidential elections that were held on 1 December 1991 in Kazakhstan after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Official holiday since 2013. If 1 December falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be a holiday
16 DecSatKazakhstan Independence Day (Тәуелсіздік күні) - On 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union
18 DecMonKazakhstan Independence Day Holiday (Second day of Independence Day celebration)
19 DecTueKazakhstan Independence Holiday (Probable Holiday)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year's Day Holiday
7 JanTueOrthodox Christmas Day
10 MarMonWomen's Day (observed)
21 MarFriNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
22 MarSatNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
23 MarSunNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
24 MarMonNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
25 MarTueNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
1 MayThursKazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday
7 MayWedDefenders Day
8 MayThursPublic Holiday - Compensated by Sunday May 11
9 MayFriVictory Day (observed)
7 JulMonCapital City Day
1 SeptMonConstitution Day (observed)
4 OctSatKurban Ait - Eid al-Adha
1 DecMonFirst President Day
16 DecTueKazakhstan Independence Day
17 DecWedKazakhstan Independence Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year's Day Holiday
7 JanWedOrthodox Christmas Day
9 MarMonWomen's Day (observed)
21 MarSatNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
22 MarSunNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
23 MarMonNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
24 MarTueNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
25 MarWedNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
1 MayFriKazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday
7 MayThursDefenders Day
11 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
6 JulMonCapital City Day
31 AugMonConstitution Day (observed)
23 SeptWedKurban Ait - Eid al-Adha
1 DecTueFirst President Day
16 DecWedKazakhstan Independence Day
17 DecThursKazakhstan Independence Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday (observed)
7 JanThursOrthodox Christmas Day
8 MarTueWomen's Day
21 MarMonNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
22 MarTueNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
23 MarWedNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
24 MarThursNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
25 MarFriNauryz Holiday - Persian New Year
2 MayMonKazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday
9 MayMonDefenders Day
9 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
6 JulWedCapital City Day
30 AugTueConstitution Day (observed)
11 SeptSunKurban Ait - Eid al-Adha
1 DecThursFirst President Day
16 DecFriKazakhstan Independence Day
19 DecMonKazakhstan Independence Holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday (Probable Holiday)
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas Day
1 MarThursDay of Gratitude
8 MarThursWomen's Day (Weekday closest to International Women's Day)
21 MarWedNauryz Holiday (Persian New Year)
22 MarThursNauryz Holiday (Persian New Year)
23 MarFriNauryz Holiday (Persian New Year)
1 MayTueKazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday (Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan)
7 MayMonDefenders Day (Observed. Defender of the Fatherland Day)
9 MayWedVictory Day (Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War)
6 JulFriCapital City Day (Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994)
22 AugWedKurban Ait (Eid al-Adha)
30 AugThursConstitution Day (Celebrates the constitution of 30 August 1995)
3 DecMonFirst President's Day (The first national presidential election was held on 1 Dec 1991)
17 DecMonKazakhstan Independence Day (on 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union)
18 DecTueKazakhstan Independence Day Holiday (Second day of Independence Day celebration)

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