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Public Holidays

Date English name Local name Notes
January 1–2 New Year's Day Жаңа жыл (Jaña jıl) / Новый Год (Novy God)
January 7 Eastern Orthodox Christmas Рождество Христово (Rojdestvo Xrïstovo / Rozhdestvo Khristovo) from 2007 official holiday
Last day of Hajj Qurban Ayt* Құрбан айт (Qurban ayt) / Курбан айт (Kurban ayt)
March 8 International Women's Day Халықаралық әйелдер күні (Xalıqaralıq äyälder küni) / Международный женский день (Mezhdunarodny zhensky den)
March 21–23 Nauryz Meyramy Наурыз мейрамы (Nawrız meyramı) Which is originally the Persian new year, is traditionally a springtime holiday marking

the beginning of a new year sometimes as late as April 21.

May 1 Kazakhstan People's Unity Day Қазақстан халқының бірлігі мерекесі (Qazaqstan xalqınıñ birligi merekesi)
May 9 Great Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day Жеңіс күні (Jeñis küni) / День Победы (Den Pobedy) A holiday in the former Soviet Union carried over

to present-day Kazakhstan and other former republics (Except Baltic Countries).

July 6 Capital City Day Астана күні (Astana küni) / День столицы (Den stolitsy) Birthday of the First President
August 30 Constitution Day Қазақстан Республикасының Конституциясы күні (Qazaqstan Respublikasınıñ Konstïtucïyası küni) / День Конституции Республики Казахстан (Den Konstitutsiy Respubliki Kazakhstan)
December 16 Independence Day Тәуелсіздік күні (Täwelsizdik küni) / День независимости (Den nezavisimosti)

* Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice.

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