Constitution Day in Kazakhstan
The Republic of Kazakhstan is a country located in Central Asia and borders Russia to the north and west, China to the east, and Turkmenistan to the south. It is a country that adopted constitutional law when the Soviet Union collapsed. That is why Constitution Day is an observed holiday annually in the country on the 30th of August.
This holiday commemorates the adoption of the 1995 constitution in the country—a moment seen as an important event in Kazakhstan’s history and one that led to the country’s economic growth and political stability. This holiday is now celebrated every year with many different activities.
The History Of Constitution Day In Kazakhstan
In December of 1991, Kazakhstan adopted the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which declared its independence from the Soviet Union. This was followed by a 1995 constitution created to outline the principles of Kazakhstan as a secular and democratic country. This constitution was passed by a national referendum voted on by over 8 million people.
Since 1995, the Kazakhstan Constitution has been amended twice. It was first amended in 1998 and then again in 2007. A presidential-parliamentary system was established the last time the constitution was amended.
Observing Constitution Day In Kazakhstan
Constitution Day is celebrated with a full slate of activities. There are street parties, open-air concerts, festivals, and exhibitions of all sorts. There are also military parades and a fireworks display that caps off the whole day.
Because this is a national holiday, it is a day off for the general population, and many government agencies, schools, and businesses are closed. It is a holiday on which people can gather with their friends and loved ones, enjoy their independence, and take pride in their country. And it is a holiday when people can enjoy mutton and horsemeat, kebabs, and other delicacies.