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Public holidays in Kyrgyzstan

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 21–23 Nooruz Mairamy Нооруз 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.
April 7 Day of National Revolution Элдик революция күнү
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).

June 1 Children's Day Балдарды коргоо күнү
August 31 Independence Day Эгемендүүлүк күнү
September 1 Knowledge Day Билим күнү
September 23 Kyrgyz Language Day Мамлекеттик тил күнү
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
October 5 Teachers' Day Мугалимдер күнү
November 7 Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution Улуу Октябрь Социалисттик революциясынын күнү Celebrating October Revolution of 1917. 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)"

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

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

References

  • National holidays on Kyrgyzstan government web site. Retrieved on 8 March 2009
  • R. Stewart and S. Weldon, Kyrgyzstan, Odyssey, 2002, p. 105, ISBN 962-217-675-5
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