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Victory Day
Kyrgyzstan

Victory Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan celebrates “Victory Day” on 9 May – along with Russia and some other former Soviet Republics – to commemorate the triumph of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany at the end of World War II.

YearDateDayHoliday
20219 MaySunVictory Day
10 MayMonVictory Day Holiday
20229 MayMonVictory Day
20239 MayTueVictory Day
20249 MayThuVictory Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

A major military parade in Bishkek, the capital city, is the main event. There are military vehicles, Kyrgyz infantry, helicopter and other air force flyovers, and sometimes Russian soldiers as “guest marchers”.

The president of Kyrgyzstan will deliver a speech at Ala-too (Victory) Square in Bishkek, and any veterans who attend will be honoured. There is also a solemn ceremony where the president lays down a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument in Victory Square.

But besides the parade and the display of the national flag in profusion, there are also horse games that go on in Bishkek during Victory Day. The horsemanship that is so ingrained in culture is on full display. There are robust games, contests, and performances that will fill up the whole stadium.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20209 MaySatVictory Day
11 MayMonVictory Day Holiday
20199 MayThuVictory Day
20189 MayWedVictory Day
20178 MayMonVictory Day Holiday
9 MayTueVictory Day