Tajikistan 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.
  • Tajikistan is located in Central Asia
  • According to a 2009 U.S. State Department release, the population of Tajikistan is 98% Muslim
  • Most of Tajikistan national holidays are based on the lunar cycle and date change yearly.
  • National Public Holidays are regulated by The Laws of The Republic of Tajikistan.
  • If holiday celebration falls on a Sunday, it will move to following workday
  • Employees entitled for a paid off day on a national holiday
  • If employer work on national holiday, a substitute paid day off must be provided to employee
  • Tajikistan practice to have shortened work day, at least 1 hours on eve of national holiday

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday - As 1st Jan falls on a Sunday
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day - Celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements
21 MarTueNavruz Celebration - Celebrates the first day of the spring and the first day of a new year. 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
22 MarWedNavruz Celebration - Persian New Year
23 MarThursNavruz Celebration - Persian New Year
24 MarFriNavruz Celebration - Persian New Year
1 MayMonInternational Labour Day - Is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. This date is also International Day of Solidarity in Tajikistan
9 MayTueVictory Day - Former Soviet holiday. Commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. End of World War II
25 JunSunIdi Ramazon - 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
26 JunMonIdi Ramazon / End of Ramadan Holiday
27 JunTueNational Unity Day / Day of National Reconciliation - Commemorates the end of the Civil War in Tajikistan that lasted for five years and officially ended on June 27, 1997
1 SeptFriIdi Qurbon / Kurban Bayram Celebration - Festival of Sacrifice. Celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God
9 SeptSatIndependence Day - Declaration "On State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan" was adopted on September 9, 1991
11 SeptMonIndependence Day Holiday
6 NovMonConstitution Day - Commemorate the change to constitutional monarchy

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
8 MarThursInternational Women's Day
21 MarWedNavruz Celebration
22 MarThursNavruz Celebration
23 MarFriNavruz Celebration
24 MarSatNavruz Celebration
1 MayTueInternational Day of Solidarity
9 MayWedVictory Day
15 JunFriIdi Ramazon / Ramadan Celebration
27 JunWedDay of National Unity / Reconciliation
21 AugTueIdi Qurbon / Kurban Bayram Celebration
9 SeptSunIndependence Day
10 SeptMonIndependence Day Holiday
6 NovTueConstitution Day

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