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Kazakhstan Could Extend Nauryz Public Holidays

Source: Kazakhstan Today (Gazeta)
Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2009


At the behest of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, a bill has been sent to the Majilis (Kazakhstan's Lower House of Parliament), to extend the annual non-working public holiday for Nauryz Meyramy to 3 consecutive days.

The traditional Central Asian feast of Nauryz Meyramy was restored in 2001 (2001-12-14) as an annual non-working public holiday to be observed annually on March 22.

Under the terms of the aforementioned bill, the non-working public holidays associated with Nauryz would henceforth extend from March 21 to March 23, inclusively.

Presumably these additional public holidays would also be governed by the 2001 amendment to the law on public holidays of Kazakhstan (2001-12-14), which means that a day in lieu additional non-working public holiday would automatically be given if either of these 3 consecutive annual public holidays fell on a weekend (or another non-working day in Kazakhstan).



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