Kyrgyzstan 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.
  • Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia, officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Public Holidays in Kyrgyzstan are governed by the Labour Code of Kyrgyzstan 2004 which is an amended version of the original 1997 Code.
  • Government reserve the right to declare one time holiday each year and move holidays falls on a weekend to the next following working day.
  • Labour Code enforce all employer must provide employees with a paid day off during national holidays.
  • If an employee require to work on National Holiday, he / she entitle for premium pay or replacement holiday, this usually stated in working contract between employer and employee.
  • Many people in The Kyrgyz Republic still adhere to the ancient Persian belief system. The government of Kyrgyzstan acknowledges this heritage but doesn’t not recognize this holidays on national level.
  • Two additional Muslim holidays Orozo Ait and Kurman Ait are defined by lunar calendar.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Жаңы жыл) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas (Иса пайгамбардын туулган күнү) - Celebrated by local Orthodox Christians
23 FebThursFatherland Defender's Day (Мекенди коргоочунун күнү) - Formation of the Red Army in February 1918.
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day (Эл аралык аялдар күнү) - Commemorates the movement for women's rights
21 MarTuePeople's Holiday of Nooruz (Нооруз) - Originally the Persian new year, is traditionally a springtime holiday marking the beginning of a new year.
7 AprFriDay of the People's April Revolution (Элдик Апрель революциясы күнү) - Commemorates the Second Kyrgyz Revolution of 2010
1 MayMonInternational Workers' Day (Эмгек күнү) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
5 MayFriConstitution Day of the Kyrgyz Republic (Кыргыз Республикасынын конституция күнү) - Marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country’s first post-Soviet constitution on May 5, 1993
9 MayTueGreat Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day (Жеңиш күнү) - A holiday in the former Soviet Union carried over to present-day Kazakhstan and other former republics (Except Baltic Countries and Ukraine)
25 JunSunOrozo Ait / End of Ramadan (Орозо айт) - Feast of Fast-breaking. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
31 AugThursIndependence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic (Эгемендүүлүк күнү) - Commemorates the independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union in 1991
1 SeptFriKuman Ait (Курман айт) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
7 NovTueSocial Revolution Day (Улуу Октябрь Социалисттик революциясынын күнү) - Celebrating October Revolution of 1917. It has now been replaced with "Day of Reconciliation and Agreement"), celebrated on a Nov. 7 before amendments in Labour Codex

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas
8 JanMonOrthodox Christmas Holiday
23 FebFriHomeland Defender's Day
8 MarThursWomen's Day
21 MarWedPeople's Holiday of Nooruz
7 AprSatDay of the People's April Revolution
1 MayTueLabour Day
5 MaySatConstitution Day of the Kyrgyz Republic
9 MayWedVictory Day
15 JunFriOrozo Ait / End of Ramadan
21 AugTueKuma Ait / Feast of Sacrifice
31 AugFriIndependence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic
7 NovWedSocial Revolution Day

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