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Kazakhstan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Tenge (KZT)
  • Internet extension: .kz - Telephone code: +7 - International dialing code: 8-10 - GMT offset: +5 (Western) +6 (Eastern) (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday December 16, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday December 19, 2022Day of Democratic RenewalNational Day
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    Friday December 30, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 20232nd JanuarySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Senatorial electionsSpecial Events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023NowruzZoroastrian
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023NoruzZoroastrian
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    Thursday March 23, 2023NowruzZoroastrian
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    Friday March 24, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 3, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023International Tourism FairTradeshows
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    Monday May 1, 2023Day of the PeopleSecular holiday
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Defence of the MotherlandSecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Defence of the MotherlandSecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Independence Day

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    Secular holiday : Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. It became an Independent Republic on 16 December, 1991, the last of the Soviet Republics to gain independence. Immediately after independence it joined the Commonwealth of Independent States Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Day of Democratic Renewal

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    Monday December 19, 2022
    Secular holiday : Warning on how the power should take public opinion into consideration.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 30, 2022
    School holidays :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    2nd January

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.rumsdokz.org
    https://ayu.edu.kz
    published by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Teaching languages: Kazakh, Russian
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms not required

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Public holiday

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Orthodox Christmas Day

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    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Senatorial elections

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Nowruz

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    Zoroastrian : Naw Ruz--Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox Also spelled Newroz, Nauruz, Nauryz, Noe-Rooz, Nawroz, Norooz, Noruz, Novruz (in Azerbaijan and Turkey), Noh Ruz, Nauroz, Nav-roze, Navroz, Naw-Rúz, Nevruz, Sultan Nevruz, Наврӯз, Navruz, or Nowrouz [Wikipedia]

    Noruz

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    Zoroastrian : Naw Ruz--Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox

    Nowruz

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Zoroastrian :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    International Tourism Fair

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    Tradeshows : Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair - lasts 2 days
    www.kitf.kz In Almaty 2023 edition confirmed

    Day of the People

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the Day of Peoples' Unity. When Kazakhstan was a Soviet Republic May 1 was known as International Day of the Workers' Solidarity but it was re-named the Day of Peoples' Unity by Kazakh Presidential Decree in 1995. Both former and current capitals (Almaty and Astana) organize festivities on that day. Wikipedia

    Defence of the Motherland

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : 20th anniversary of the Armed Forces of independent Kazakhstan

    Defence of the Motherland

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : 20th anniversary of the Armed Forces of independent Kazakhstan

    Victory Day

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : Capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and other principal Allied nations) in Berlin on May 8, 1945. It is celebrated in the successor states to the Soviet Union on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed (in the midnight), it was already May 9 in the USSR and Eastern Europe.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    School holidays :