of December 13, 2001 No. 267-II
About holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan
This Law determines the legal basis of the holidays celebrated in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the Republic of Kazakhstan national holidays, public holidays, professional and other holidays are celebrated.
National holidays - the holidays established in the Republic of Kazakhstan in commemoration of the events having special historical value, which had significant effect on development of the Kazakhstan statehood. The celebration of national holidays is followed by holding official actions in the central and local state bodies.
Public holidays - the holidays devoted to the events having social and political value, and also which are traditionally celebrated by citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The celebration of public holidays can be followed by holding official actions.
Professional and other holidays - the holidays which are not allocated with the status of national and public holidays, celebrated by separate categories of citizens.
National holiday in the Republic of Kazakhstan is the Independence Day on December 16 celebrated on December 16-17.
Public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan are the holidays celebrated in the next days:
New year - on January 1-2;
The international Women's Day - on March 8;
Meyrama Nauryz - on March 21-23;
Holiday of unity of the people of Kazakhstan - on May 1;
Defender of the Fatherland Day - on May 7;
Victory Day - on May 9;
Day of the Capital - on July 6;
The constitution day of the Republic of Kazakhstan - on August 30.
Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - on December 1.
Professional and other holidays are festive dates in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The list of festive dates is established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Days in which national and public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan are celebrated are recognized in the holidays according to the labor law of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan are non-working days.
In case of coincidence of output and festive days in the day off the working day following after festive is.
1. This Law becomes effective from the date of its official publication.
2. Declare invalid the Presidential decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan which is valid the law of October 18, 1995 N 2534 About holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan (Sheets of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1995, N 21, the Art. 125).
Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev
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