Public Holidays in Kazakhstan in 2017

Kazakhstan List of national public holidays of Kazakhstan in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Years Day
Tuesday January 03 Jan 3 New Years Holiday Probable holiday
Saturday January 07 Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Wednesday March 01 Mar 1 Day of Gratitude
Wednesday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Tuesday March 21 Mar 21 Nauryz Holiday Persian New Year
Wednesday March 22 Mar 22 Nauryz Holiday
Thursday March 23 Mar 23 Nauryz Holiday
Friday March 24 Mar 24 Nauryz Holiday Probable holiday
Monday May 01 May 1 Kazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan
Monday May 08 May 8 Defenders Day (observed) Defender of the Fatherland Day
Tuesday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Thursday July 06 Jul 6 Capital City Day Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994
Wednesday August 30 Aug 30 Constitution Day Celebrates the constitution of 30 August 1995
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Kurban Ait Eid al-Adha
Friday December 01 Dec 1 First President's Day The first national presidential election was held on 1 Dec 1991
Saturday December 16 Dec 16 Kazakhstan Independence Day On 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union
Monday December 18 Dec 18 Kazakhstan Independence Holiday Second day of Independence Day celebrations
Tuesday December 19 Dec 19 Kazakhstan Independence Holiday Probable holiday


National Holiday


  • If a national holiday falls on weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the holiday shall be observed on the following Monday.

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