List of national public holidays of Kazakhstan in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Kazakhstan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day
Jan. 2, 2018 Jan. 2, 2018 New Year's Holiday
Jan. 7, 2018 Jan. 7, 2018 Orthodox Christmas Day
March 8, 2018 March 8, 2018 Women's Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
March 9, 2018 March 9, 2018 Public Holiday Compensated by Saturday 3 March 2018
March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 Nauryz Persian New Year
March 22, 2018 March 22, 2018 Nauryz Holiday
March 23, 2018 March 23, 2018 Nauryz Holiday
April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Public Holiday Compensated by Saturday 28 April
May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018 Kazakhstan People Solidarity Holiday Celebrates the unity of all people who live in Kazakhstan
May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018 Defenders Day Defender of the Fatherland Day
May 8, 2018 May 8, 2018 Public Holiday Compensated by Saturday 5 May
May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018 Victory Day
July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 Capital City Day Astana city became the capital of Kazakhstan on 6 July 1994
Aug. 21, 2018 Aug. 21, 2018 Kurban Ait Eid al-Adha
Aug. 30, 2018 Aug. 30, 2018 Constitution Day Celebrates the constitution of 30 August 1995
Aug. 31, 2018 Aug. 31, 2018 Public Holiday Bridge holiday. Compensated by Saturday 25 August
Dec. 3, 2018 Dec. 3, 2018 First President's Day (observed) The first national presidential election was held on 1 Dec 1991
Dec. 17, 2018 Dec. 17, 2018 Kazakhstan Independence Day (observed) On 16 Dec 1991, Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union
Dec. 18, 2018 Dec. 18, 2018 Kazakhstan Independence Holiday Second day of Independence Day celebrations
Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Compensated by Saturday 29 December