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Kazakhstan December 1st Public Holiday Approved By Senate

Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana)
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: November 15, 2016

The Kazakh Senate has adopted an amendment to the Kazakh law On holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan to establish a new annual state non-working public holiday, the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan on December 1st.

The final step is for this bill to be signed into law by President Nazarbayev, a foregone conclusion in our opinion, as no bill would have gotten this far without his prior consent.

As this new holiday falls on a Saturday, next year, and as per the 2001 amendment to the law on public holidays of Kazakhstan (2001-12-14), a day in lieu would automatically be given on Monday, December 3, 2012.

The last time a new annual public holiday was added to the law On holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan was 3 years ago (2008-06-26) when President Nazarbayev signed the amendment which declared The Day of the Capital, on July 6, as a new annual non-working public holiday.

Prior to that the official list of public holidays in Kazakhstan was amended in 2005 when a bill creating 2 new public holidays: Orthodox Christmas and Kurban Ait (the Feast of Sacrifice), was approved with effect starting in 2006 (2005-12-28 and 2006-01-02).

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