Public holidays in Kyrgyzstan

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This is the list of public holidays in Kyrgyzstan:

Date English name Kyrgyz name Notes
January 1 New Year's Day Жаңы жыл
January 7 Eastern Orthodox Christmas Иса пайгамбардын туулган күнү Celebrated by local Orthodox Christians
February 23 Fatherland Defender's Day Мекенди коргоочунун күнү Formation of the Red Army in February 1918.
March 1 Day of the Asky Tragedy Honours protestors who were killed by police during anti-government protests in 2002.
March 3 State Flag Day
March 8 International Women's Day Эл аралык аялдар күнү
March 21–23 Nooruz Mairamy Нооруз Which is originally the Persian new year, is traditionally a springtime holiday marking the beginning of a new year.
March 24 Day of National Revolution Улуттук Ынкылап Day Commemorates the Tulip Revolution of 2005.[1]
April 7 Day of the People's April Revolution[1] Элдик Апрель революциясы күнү Commemorates the Second Kyrgyz Revolution of 2010.
May 1 International Workers' Day Эмгек күнү
May 5 Constitution Day Кыргыз Республикасынын конституция күнү
May 9 Great Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day Жеңиш күнү A holiday in the former Soviet Union carried over

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

May 29 Day of the Armed Forces Куралдуу күчтөрүнүн күнү
August 31 Independence Day Эгемендүүлүк күнү
November 7-8 Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors Тарых күн жана аталардын эскерүү Two-day holiday commemorating the national liberation uprising and the tragic events of 1916 known as Urkun.[2][3]

Previously, from independence to 2017, the country celebrated the Great October Socialist Revolution. It has now been replaced with День примирения и согласия ("Day of Reconciliation and Agreement"), celebrated on a Nov. 7 (at least officially) before amendments in Labour Codex (adopted in December 2004, new holiday, which celebrates at November 4 is the People Unity Day ("День народного единства)"

Defined by lunar calendar Orozo Ait Орозо айт Feast of Fast-breaking
Celebrated 70 days after the Orozo Ait Kurman Ait Курман айт Feast of Sacrifice

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

Two additional Muslim holidays Orozo Ait and Kurman Ait are defined by lunar calendar.

Other Holidays[edit]

  • Day of Aviation - August 18