Kazakhstan Holidays, Events, Climate and Sightseeing

Holidays and national customs

Public holidays

January 1st and 2nd: New Year

March 8th: International Women’s Day

March 21st or 22nd: Spring Day

May 1st: Labor Day

August 30: Constitution Day

October 25: Republic Day

December 16: Independence Day

Source: Countryaah – Kazakhstan Holidays

National customs

The beginning of the new school year after the (three-month) summer vacation (on September 1st) is celebrated nationwide (retained from the Soviet period). In festive attire, parents and students celebrate the “first bell” with dances, chants, etc. As the highlight of the ceremony, the oldest male student traditionally carries the youngest student, who rings the school bell, on his back across the schoolyard.


  • Abbreviationfinder.org: Presents the way that GOK stands for the nation of Kazakhstan as a two-letter acronym.

The country’s climate is typically continental. That means cold and snowy winters with relatively dry and hot summers.

The average temperature in January is between -19 and -4 degrees C °, while the average temperature in July is between + 19 and +26 C °. The lowest temperatures reach around -45 °C in winter and the highest in summer around + 30 °C.

Weather or climate table

The following table shows some important weather and climate data for the country.

Month Average number of days of precipitation Mean maximum temperatures in (°C) Mean minimum temperatures in (°C)
January 9 -5 -14
February 6 -3 -13
March 10 4 -6
April 12 13 3
May 11 20 10
June 10 24 14
July 9 27 16
August 6 27 14
September 4 22 8
October 7 13 2
November 8 4 -5
December 7 -2 -9

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