Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors (Kyrgyzstan)

Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors are public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, and it is observed on November 7 and 8 each year.

Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia and it became part of the Russian Empire in 1876. Soviet power was established in the region after the October Revolution. The Soviet Union created the Kara-Kirghiz Autonomous Oblast in 1924 within the borders of present-day Kyrgyzstan. It became the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) on December 5, 1936.

Kyrgyzstan achieved independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union, however, Kyrgyzstan traditionally celebrated November 7 as the anniversary of the October Revolution. In 2017, the government changed the holiday to the Days of History and Memory of Ancestors in memory of the liberation struggle in 1916.

The Central Asian revolt in 1916 was an anti-Russian rebellion sparked by Tsar Nicholas II's World War I draft. The revolt resulted in over 100,000 death and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Kazakhs and the Kyrgyz people.

The following is the list of the Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors in the Kyrgyz Republic from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDate OneDate Two
Days of History and
Commemoration of Ancestors
Nov 07, 2022Nov 08, 2022
Days of History and
Commemoration of Ancestors
Nov 07, 2023Nov 08, 2023
Days of History and
Commemoration of Ancestors
Nov 07, 2024Nov 08, 2024
Days of History and
Commemoration of Ancestors
Nov 07, 2025Nov 08, 2025
Days of History and
Commemoration of Ancestors
Nov 07, 2026Nov 08, 2026

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