Public Holidays in Kazakhstan in 2018

Kazakhstan List of national public holidays of Kazakhstan in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Sunday January 07 Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday March 01 Mar 1 Day of Gratitude
Thursday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Wednesday March 21 Mar 21 Nauryz Persian New Year
Thursday March 22 Mar 22 Nauryz Holiday
Friday March 23 Mar 23 Nauryz Holiday
Tuesday May 01 May 1 Kazakhstan People Solidarity (observed) Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan
Monday May 07 May 7 Defenders Day Defender of the Fatherland Day
Wednesday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Friday July 06 Jul 6 Capital City Day Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Kurban Ait Eid al-Adha
Thursday August 30 Aug 30 Constitution Day Celebrates the constitution of 30 August 1995
Monday December 03 Dec 3 First President's Day (observed) The first national presidential election was held on 1 Dec 1991
Monday December 17 Dec 17 Kazakhstan Independence Day (observed) On 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union
Tuesday December 18 Dec 18 Kazakhstan Independence Holiday Second day of Independence Day celebrations


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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