Public Holidays in Kazakhstan in 2019

Kazakhstan List of national public holidays of Kazakhstan in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Monday January 07 Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Friday March 01 Mar 1 Day of Gratitude
Friday March 08 Mar 8 Women's Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Thursday March 21 Mar 21 Nauryz Persian New Year
Friday March 22 Mar 22 Nauryz Holiday
Monday March 25 Mar 25 Nauryz Holiday
Wednesday May 01 May 1 Kazakhstan People Solidarity Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan
Tuesday May 07 May 7 Defenders Day Defender of the Fatherland Day
Thursday May 09 May 9 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Saturday July 06 Jul 6 Capital City Day Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994
Monday August 12 Aug 12 Kurban Ait Eid al-Adha
Friday August 30 Aug 30 Constitution Day Celebrates the constitution of 30 August 1995
Monday December 02 Dec 2 First President's Day (observed) The first national presidential election was held on 1 Dec 1991
Monday December 16 Dec 16 Kazakhstan Independence Day On 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union
Tuesday December 17 Dec 17 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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