Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan in 2022

Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan in 2022

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  Dates of Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan
2023 Kyrgyzstan Thu, Aug 31 National Holiday
2022 Kyrgyzstan Wed, Aug 31 National Holiday
2021 Aug 30, Aug 31
KyrgyzstanTue, Aug 31National Holiday
KyrgyzstanMon, Aug 30National Holiday (additional day)
2020 Kyrgyzstan Mon, Aug 31 National Holiday
2019 Kyrgyzstan Sat, Aug 31 National Holiday

The Republic of Kyrgyzstan was declared an independent, sovereign, democratic state on 31 August 1991

When is Kyrgyz Independence Day?

Independence Day is a public holiday in Kyrgyzstan observed on 31st August.

This is Kyrgyzstan's National Day and commemorates independence from the Soviet Union on 31 August 1991.

History of Kyrgyz Independence Day

This landlocked region in central Asia lies at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road trade route between Europe and China. As such it has often fallen under the control of neighbouring empires. The region was settled by Kyrgyz tribes, a Muslim Turkic people, from southern Siberia in the 17th century.

Did You Know?

Kyrgyz means 'forty' in Turkic, as this was the number of tribes who came together to settle in the area. This number is represented today in the flag of Kyrgyzstan in the 40 rays from the sun in the centre of the flag.

After the middle of the nineteenth century, the eastern part of modern-day Kyrgyzstan was ceded to the Russian Empire by the Chinese under the Treaty of Tarbagatai. The territory was formally incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1876.

After the Russian revolution, the country became part of the Soviet Union, going through different national statuses until 5 December 1936, when the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic became a full republic of the Soviet Union.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union; on 31 August, 1991, an extraordinary session of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan adopted a resolution on the "Declaration on State Independence of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan". This meant the Kyrgyz Republic was declared a sovereign state, with the country gaining independent statehood for the first time in history.

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