Uzbekistan Public Holidays

January 14 – Day of Defenders of the Motherland

This holiday in independent Uzbekistan is celebrated in honor of creation of own Armed forces. The parliament of the country on 14th January, 1992 has made a decision on transition of all parts and connections, military educational institutions and other military formations deployed in territory of the country, under jurisdiction of the Republic of Uzbekistan. So the beginning was necessary to creation of own Armed forces. On 29th December, 1993 January 14th has been declared by Day of defenders of the Native land.

March 8 – Women´s Day

In Uzbekistan this holiday is celebrated as a holiday of love, kindness and beauty, as well as is known as „Mothers‘ day“.

March 21 – Navruz celebrations

The most ancient national holiday Navruz (in translation with Persian Navruz designates „new day“) which is celebrated on March, 21st, is considered the beginning of new year.

As is known, March 21st is a day a spring equinox. Day length and nights is identical – 12 hours. In the beginning of this holiday many Uzbek families prepare for national dishes such as Sumalak, Halim, Somsa from plant, Plov and others. These Uzbek dishes contain many vitamin substances which are useful to a human body.

With the obtaining of the country’s independence ancient customs and traditions of Uzbek people have revived, holiday Navruz also has been restored, and celebrating has got new scope and depth. It became a national holiday of friendship, unification, brotherhood of all people. In the bright dramatized representations of philosophic and poetic judgment of Navruz, it places in national history reveals. Now Navruz is celebrating annually in a grand manner.

May 9 – Memorial Day / Victory Day

In 1999 majestic Square of Memory has been opened in capital of Uzbekistan on 9th May and since then Day of memory and honor on May, 9th is celebrated.

This holiday in independent Uzbekistan is celebrated in honor of memory of our compatriots which during centuries heroically, self-denyingly protected our native territory, its freedom and independence, a peace life of our people. Also this holiday is considered as a day of honoring human being, in this day people check up on their relatives and friends, particularly the elderly are honored and visited.

September 1 – Independence Day

The main national holiday of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the Day Independence. This holiday is celebrated annually on the 1st September, is ceremonial and colorful. This national holiday personifies all dreams and expectations of all Uzbek people which lean on main principles friendliness, solidarity, charity, mutual respect.

Representatives of the various nations living in Uzbekistan, despite of a nationality, religion, the social status all actively celebrate a holiday in each street, the area and the people living in mahallas and in regions.

October 1 – Teacher’s Day

Every year in Uzbekistan celebrated the Day of teachers and mentors. Deep respect for the teacher has taken roots in our territory during old times. „Domla“, „Muallim“, „Ustoz“ – these words during many centuries with gratitude and respect the pupils received from the teachers not only knowledge on subject matters, but also manuals about the valid attitude to people, love to the Motherland, high morals and spirituality.

Students of schools and educational institutions deeply esteem all those who have given them the first vital knowledge. On this day, students with gratitude give flowers and gifts, make confession for their hard work in the course of life

December 8 – Constitution Day

The constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan is accepted by the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) on 8th December, 1992. This holiday is celebrated across all Uzbekistan.

Hait (Eid-Al-Fitr)

Eid al-Fitr is one of the two official holidays in Islam. It is celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and marks the end of the month-long fast observed during the month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr (Feast of Breaking the Fast) is an extremely important religious festival observed by Muslims worldwide.

On the Day of Eid, Muslims are expected to give as much charity as possible, greet one another and show happiness. Common greetings during Eid al-Fitr are “Blessed Eid” (Eid Mubarak) and “Happy Eid” (Eid Sa’id). Some countries also have greetings in the local language. People are encouraged to forget animosities and forgive one another for what they may have done during the year.

Muslim holidays are determined in accordance with a Lunar Calendar.

Qurban-Hait (Eid-Al-Adha)

Eid al-Adha is a significant annual Islamic observance for Muslims in Uzbkekistan. It is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice or Festival of Sacrifice as it commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God.

On this day, it is customary to gather with family and friends, have celebratory meals, and give eidi (special gifts). Eid gifts are most often given to children as a token of love.

Muslim holidays are determined in accordance with a Lunar Calendar.

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