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 17 [1] Honours protestors who were killed by police during anti-government protests in 2002.
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 [1] Commemorates the Tulip Revolution of 2005
April 7 Day of the People's April Revolution[1] Дай оф тhэ Пэоплэьс Април Рэволутион 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).

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kyrgyz Popular Revolution Recognized As Public Holiday". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-04-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>