Top events in Uzbekistan

September
01

Concerts and fireworks celebrate the end of the Soviet Union. Each region (there are 12 regions in Uzbekistan) prepares festive programmes, which...

October
01

A public holiday, Kurban Hait (Eid al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice) honours the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his...

November
18

The country’s symbol of sovereignty, the Uzbek flag was approved at the Uzbek Supreme Council's Seventh Extraordinary Session on November 18th,...

Uzbekistan Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Ramazon Hayit (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Ramazon Hayit itself. Ramazon Hayit and Qurbon Hayit (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2014
March
21
Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Start date:
21 March 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
09
Day of Remembrance and Honour
Start date:
9 May 2014
July
28
Ramazon Hayit (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
September
01
Independence Day
Start date:
1 September 2014
October
04
Qurbon Hayit (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
December
08
Constitution Day
Start date:
8 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2015
March
21
Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Start date:
21 March 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
09
Day of Remembrance and Honour
Start date:
9 May 2015
July
18
Ramazon Hayit (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
01
Independence Day
Start date:
1 September 2015
September
23
Qurbon Hayit (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
December
08
Constitution Day
Start date:
8 December 2015
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