holidays in the East

Kazakh people to have four days-off on New Year's Eve

Kazakh people to have four days-off on New Year's Eve

The New Year will come on the night from Saturday to Sunday, the first working week of 2023 starts on January 4th. Residents of Kazakhstan, working according to the schedule of the five-day week, will have days-off on December 31, …

Kazakhstan to enjoy additional days off in October

Kazakhstan to enjoy additional days off in October

Residents of Kazakhstan will rest on October 23-25, follows from the decree signed by Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. This year, on October 25, Kazakhstan will celebrate Republic Day for the first time as a national holiday. According …

Kazakhs celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day

Kazakhs celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day

Today, on May 7, Kazakhstan celebrates Defender of the Fatherland Day. On this day in 1992, the first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a decree on the creation of the country's Armed Forces, and 20 years …

Nur-Sultan prepares for Victory Day

Nur-Sultan prepares for Victory Day

A list of festive events in the capital of Kazakhstan dedicated to the upcoming holidays on May 7, Defender of the Fatherland Day, and May 9, Victory Day was published. Most of the events will take place online due to the pandemic. …

Iran decided to attract global investments

Iran decided to attract global investments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed citizens of Iran saying that the republic needs to maintain constructive contact with the outer world. The President expressed confidence that Iran has an opportunity to become a centre of attraction for …

Mirziyoyev receives letter from Biden

Mirziyoyev receives letter from Biden

Today, on the eve of the traditional eastern holiday of Novruz, US President Joseph Biden sent a message to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. In the letter he announced Washington's desire to see Tashkent among participants of the Afghan …

Christmas tree blown away in Aktau

Christmas tree blown away in Aktau

A strong wind dropped a Christmas tree installed in the main square of Aktau (the capital of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan). The incident was reported by a local resident Azamat Sarsenbayev on his Facebook page. Wind gusts in the …

Astana Ballet to perform in Nur-Sultan

Astana Ballet to perform in Nur-Sultan

On December 1, the day of the First President of Kazakhstan, Astana Ballet artists will perform for residents and guests of Nur-Sultan, the organizers of the event inform. The event’s program includes the unique medley …

Turkey celebrated Victory Day with tributes to the fallen

Turkey celebrated Victory Day with tributes to the fallen

Turkey on Friday remembered the fallen and celebrated the patriotic acts of thousands of martyrs who fought in the country's war for independence and other critical battles. Friday was Victory Day and the 97th anniversary of a decisive battle …

Azerbaijani president congratulates Emir of Kuwait

Azerbaijani president congratulates Emir of Kuwait

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, Trend reports. "On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I am pleased …

Islamic revolution anniversary marked in Iran

Islamic revolution anniversary marked in Iran

Iranian people took to the streets on Sunday for countrywide rallies on a national holiday marking the 39th anniversary of victory of the 1979 revolution that toppled the Pahlavi monarchy and founded the Islamic Republic in Iran, Tasnim news …

Nursultan Nazarbayev extends Christmas congratulations

Nursultan Nazarbayev extends Christmas congratulations

The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, congratulated the Orthodox Christians of our country on Christmas, Kazinform reported citing the press service of Akorda. "Dear compatriots,  I wholeheartedly …

Turkey marks Republic Day

Turkey marks Republic Day

On Sunday, Turkey is marking the 94th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic, a milestone in the country's history. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, an Ottoman military officer turned national hero by spearheading …

Erdogan congratulates Nazarbayev on Kurban Ait

Erdogan congratulates Nazarbayev on Kurban Ait

Erdogan congratulated Nazarbayev on the holiday of Kurban Ait, wished him good health and success, and prosperity to the people of Kazakhstan, Trend news agency reports. A telephone conversation between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …