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 8 International Women's Day Эл аралык аялдар күнү
March 21 Nooruz Mairamy Нооруз Which is originally the Persian new year, is traditionally a springtime holiday marking the beginning of a new year.
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).

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


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

Other holidays[edit]

  • Day of Aviation - August 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyrgyz Popular Revolution Recognized As Public Holiday". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  2. ^ https://www.rferl.org/a/kyrgyzstan-to-rename-extend-october-revolution-holiday/28831234.html
  3. ^ Статья 113 Трудового Кодекса Кыргызской Республики