Public Holidays in Kazakhstan in 2016

Kazakhstan List of national public holidays of Kazakhstan in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 04 Day after New Years Day (observed) Probable holiday
Thursday January 07 Orthodox Christmas Day
Monday March 07 Women's Day Holiday Compensated by Saturday 5 March
Tuesday March 08 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Monday March 21 Nauryz Persian New Year
Tuesday March 22 Nauryz Holiday
Wednesday March 23 Nauryz Holiday
Thursday March 24 Nauryz Holiday Probable holiday
Friday March 25 Nauryz Holiday Probable holiday
Monday May 02 Kazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday (observed) Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan
Monday May 09 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Tuesday May 10 Defenders Day (observed) Defender of the Fatherland Day
Wednesday July 06 Capital City Day Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994
Tuesday August 30 Constitution Day Celebrates the constitution of 30 August 1995
Monday September 12 Kurban Ait Eid al-Adha
Thursday December 01 First President's Day The first national presidential election was held on 1 Dec 1991
Friday December 16 Kazakhstan Independence Day On 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union
Monday December 19 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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