Kazakh people to enjoy 5-day Nauryz weekend
March 12. KAZINFORM. ASTANA.
Kazakh people will have 5-day weekend on the occasion of the vernal equinox, Nauryz.
According to the amendments to the Kazakh Law “On holidays” as of April 22, 2009, March 21, 22, 23 are declared public holidays. This year these days fall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday are non- work days. Thus, the people will enjoy 5 days off.
Nauryz is one of the oldest holidays in the world. It is celebrated as the festival of spring and renewal of nature. Nauryz, as a state holiday has been celebrated in Kazakhstan since 2001.