Holidays in Kazakhstan 2024

There are 13 public holidays in Kazakhstan in 2024, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1 and 2, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. It is celebrated on January 7, 2024.

International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2024.

Nowruz is also known as the Iranian New Year or Persian New Year. It is the first day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian solar calendar. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. The holiday lasts three days from March 21 to March 23, 2024.

Unity Day
Kazakhstan is a multicultural and multinational country. Unity Day, observed on May 1, 2024, honors the unity of the diverse ethnic groups, religious groups, and nationalities who reside across the nation.

Defender's Day
Defender's Day is a public holiday in Kazakhstan. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan was formed on May 7, 1992. It falls on May 7, 2024.

Victory Day
Victory Day is observed on May 9, 2024, and commemorates the anniversary of the German Instrument of Surrender signing. It was a legal document that effected the extinction of Nazi Germany and ended World War II in Europe.

Capital Day
Capital Day is a public holiday in Kazakhstan on July 6, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan decided to transfer the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Akmola on July 6, 1994.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Kazakhstan on August 30, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Kazakhstani Constitution was adopted in 1995.

Republic Day
Republic Day, observed on October 25, 2024, is a Public holiday in Kazakhstan, celebrating the declaration of sovereignty of the Kazakh SSR from the Soviet Union on October 25, 1990.

Independence Day
Independence Day, celebrated on December 16, 2024, commemorates when Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nomadic groups and empires have historically inhabited the territory of Kazakhstan, and Kazakhstan became part of the Russian Empire in the middle of the 19th century.

The following is the list of public holidays in Kazakhstan 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2024TuesdayPublic holiday
Orthodox Christmas DayJan 07, 2024SundayNonworking Day
International Women's DayMar 08, 2024FridayPublic holiday
NowruzMar 21, 2024ThursdayPublic holiday
Nowruz HolidayMar 22, 2024FridayPublic holiday
Nowruz HolidayMar 23, 2024SaturdayPublic holiday
Nowruz HolidayMar 25, 2024MondayObserved
Unity DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic holiday
Defender's DayMay 07, 2024TuesdayPublic holiday
Victory DayMay 09, 2024ThursdayPublic holiday
Capital DayJul 06, 2024SaturdayPublic holiday
Capital Day HolidayJul 08, 2024MondayObserved
Kurban AitJul 09, 2024TuesdayNonworking Day
Constitution DayAug 30, 2024FridayPublic holiday
First President DayDec 01, 2024SundayPublic holiday
First President Day HolidayDec 02, 2024MondayObserved
Independence DayDec 16, 2024MondayPublic holiday
Independence Day HolidayDec 17, 2024TuesdayPublic holiday

Please also check the working days in Kazakhstan in 2024.

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