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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of June 8, 2007 No. 272

About streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan

(as amended on 25-06-2021)

This Law arranges traditions, celebrations and ceremonies taking into account requirements of development of society and is directed to protection of true values of national culture and respect for folk customs for increase in social and economic level of life of citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose, task and limits of operation of this Law

1. The purpose of this Law is protection of social interests of the people of Tajikistan, assistance to decrease in level of poverty and prevention of the excessive expenses causing serious damage to economic interests and moral foundations of life of citizens. The law is also aimed at providing the rights and freedoms of citizens and public order.

2. Task of this Law is streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies on the basis of national culture and achievements of world civilization.

3. Operation of this Law extends to state bodies, self-government institutions of settlements and villages, the companies, organizations and other organizations, irrespective of departmental subordination and patterns of ownership, and also to all physical persons, irrespective of their social position and national identity.

4. Ethnic minorities within this Law are free in respect for the traditions, celebrations and ceremonies.

Article 2. Basic concepts

 In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

- tradition - set of material and moral values of social and cultural heritage of society or the separate public groups passing from generation to generation;

- ceremony - set of the symbolical actions expressing the relation of persons and social groups to the important phenomena of cultural life of society;

- celebration - the celebration of events or historical, cultural, public, professional and family dates.

Article 3. Legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies

The legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and consists of this Law, other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan, and also the international legal acts recognized by Tajikistan.

Chapter 2. Bodies for streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies and their power

Article 4. Authorized body on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies

 Execution of requirements of this Law are performed by the Authorized body determined by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 5. Local permanent commissions

1. For implementation of this Law under local executive bodies of the government of areas, cities, areas, jamias of settlements and villages of the country the local permanent commissions are created.

2. The regulations on the local permanent commissions affirm Majlises of People's Deputies of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, areas, the city of Dushanbe, cities, areas, jamias of settlements and villages.

3. The standard regulations on the local permanent commissions affirm the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 5 (1). Public commissions

1. In the ministries, departments, the companies, organizations and other organizations, irrespective of pattern of ownership and legal form in which at least 30 workers work the public commissions are created.

2. Activities of the public commissions are performed according to this Law and provision approved by heads of the ministries, departments, companies, organizations and other organizations.

3. The standard regulations on the public commissions affirm the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

4. The public commissions exercise control of observance of requirements of this Law by employees of the ministries, departments, companies, organizations and other organizations in which they are created, and take necessary measures for prevention of violations in this direction.

5. In case of identification of violation of requirements of this Law, the public commissions report about it within three days to authorized body or the local permanent commissions.

Article 6. Powers of Authorized body and local permanent commissions on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies

1. The authorized body and the permanent commissions of areas, cities and areas, and also jamias of settlements and villages on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies have the following powers:

- control streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies according to requirements of this Law and other regulatory legal acts;

- develop recommendations and practical instructions for economical holding celebrations and ceremonies;

- explain requirements of the legislation and make recommendations to persons holding celebrations and ceremonies;

- register weddings on the occasion of wedding and mourning ceremonies, and also conduct statistics in this direction;

- take measures for prevention of violation of requirements of this Law;

- provide interaction between state bodies and public associations on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies and to organize educational and propaganda activities among the population;

- render practical assistance to chairmen makhally, to departments of civil registration, physical persons and legal entities in streamlining of celebrations and ceremonies;

- propagandize scientifically - popular literature on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies;

- demand from the ministries and departments, local executive bodies of the government of areas, the cities, areas, the companies, organizations and other organizations, irrespective of patterns of ownership, and public associations information on accomplishment of regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan on streamlining of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies.

2. In case of non-compliance with provisions of this Law the Authorized body and the permanent commissions constitute the necessary document and send it to relevant organs for application of legal measures of impact.

Chapter 3. Streamlining of official and family celebrations and ceremonies

Article 7. Official celebrations

1. The celebration of Independence Day of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan, National unity, the holidays Nowruz, Sadah, Mekhrgon, go Ramazon, go Kurbon and other holidays it is carried out according to the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan.

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