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Kazakhstan Mulls August 31 Public Holiday

Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana)
Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017


The government of Kazakhstan is reported to be considering the declaration of Thursday, August 31, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan, to link the upcoming annual Constitution Day non-working public holiday of Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, with this year's Kurban-ait (Feast of Sacrifice) on Friday, September 1, 2017, and adjoining weekend.

Recall that, 6 years ago (2011-08-25), when Kazakhstan's Prime Minister, Karim Massimov, had announced that Monday, August 29, 2011, had been declared as an official non-working public holiday by the Government of Kazakhstan, with Saturday, August 27, 2011, being declared a working day, to compensate the August 29 one-off additional public holiday in Kazakhstan (2016-03-28 and 2016-02-16).

However, last year (2016-08-25), the government of Kazakhstan, via its Ministry of Health and Social Development, ruled-out an additional non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan on Monday, August 29, 2016, to link the upcoming annual Constitution Day non-working public holiday of Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, with the preceding weekend, is in line with the official list of non-working public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the calendar year 2016, which had been released by the government of Kazakhstan, earlier that same year (2016-01-13).

For the moment, the official list of non-working public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the calendar year 2017, remains as it was released by the government of Kazakhstan (2017-01-18, 2016-10-17 and 2016-05-31).



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