Constitution Day in Kazakhstan

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a country that’s located in Central Asia and borders Russia to the north and west, China to the East, and Turkmenistan to the south. It’s a country that adopted constitutional law when the Soviet Union collapsed. That’s why Constitution Day is a holiday that’s observed annually in the country on the 30th of August.

This holiday commemorates the adoption of the 1995 constitution in that country—a moment that’s 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 a lot of different activities.

The History Of Constitution Day In Kazakhstan

In December of 1991, Kazakhstan adopted the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan that declared its independence from the Soviet Union. This was followed by a 1995 constitution that was created to outline the principles of Kazakhstan as a secular and democratic country. This constitution was passed by a national referendum that was 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 a holiday that’s 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 firework display that caps off the whole day.

Because this is a national holiday, it’s a day off for the general population and many government agencies, schools, and businesses are closed. It’s a holiday on which people can gather with their friends and loved ones and enjoy their independence and take pride in their country. And it’s a holiday when people can enjoy mutton and horsemeat, kebabs, and other delicacies.

Where is it celebrated?
Kazakhstan (Public holiday)
When is it?
This year (2023)
August 30 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
August 30 Friday
Last year (2022)
August 30 Tuesday