Public holidays in Uzbekistan

Public holidays in Uzbekistan

Holidays in Uzbekistan:[1]

Fixed date
Date Uzbek name Russian name English name / Brief info
January 1 Yangi Yil Bayrami Новый Год New Year Holiday
January 14 Vatan himoyachilari kuni День защитника родины Day of Defenders of the Motherland / Day of Defenders of the Motherland - a holiday of real men

All men of Uzbekistan are celebrated on this day. Because initially every man is the defender of his honor, home and Motherland…

But particularly warm words sound at this holiday about military men, for whom the 14th of January (the day, when Armed Forces of Uzbekistan were established) is the professional holiday. The Day of defenders of Motherland is the great state holiday and it is observed in broad and spectacular way. This day the ranks of military men in full dress are lined up on the main square of the country in order to accept congratulations and awards from the leader of the country.

The representatives of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, National Security Service and other institutions participate in this ceremony. The moment, when the marching of all force divisions begins along the square to the sound of military orchestra, is particularly colorful. Participants of the parade also lay the wreaths to the monument of Independence.

March 8 Xalqaro Xotin-Qizlar Kuni Международный Женский День International Women's Day
March 21 Navro'z Bayrami Навруз Nowruz (Persian New Year)
May 9 Xotira va Qadirlash Kuni День Памяти и Почестей Memorial/Remembrance Day - Introduced by President Islam Karimov as a commemoration of those who suffered in the war against fascism during World War II and who sacrificed their lives for freedom of the country.[2]
September 1 Mustaqillik Kuni День Независимости Independence Day
October 1 O'qituvchi va Murabbiylar Kuni День Учителя и Наставника Teacher's Day
December 8 Konstitutsiya Kuni День Конституции Constitution Day
Variable date


  1. ^ National holidays of Uzbekistan
  2. ^ "Their memory lives on"