Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Tajikistan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year's Holiday|
|8 Mar||Wed||International Women's Day|
|21 Mar||Tue||Navruz Celebration|
|22 Mar||Wed||Navruz Celebration|
|23 Mar||Thu||Navruz Celebration|
|24 Mar||Fri||Navruz Celebration|
|1 May||Mon||International Day of Solidarity|
|9 May||Tue||Victory Day|
|25 Jun||Sun||Idi Ramazon / Ramadan Celebration|
|26 Jun||Mon||Idi Ramazon / Ramadan Celebration Holiday|
|27 Jun||Tue||Day of National Unity / Reconciliation|
|1 Sep||Fri||Idi Qurbon / Kurban Bayram Celebration|
|9 Sep||Sat||Independence Day|
|11 Sep||Mon||Independence Day Holiday|
|6 Nov||Mon||Constitution Day|
The Republic of Tajikistan is located in Central Asia and currently celebrates 13 national holidays. One of these national holidays is usually spread out over a three or four-day celebration. Several of the holidays that are celebrated within Tajikistan are based on the lunar cycle and the dates will change each year.
National holidays are regulated by the Laws of the Republic of Tajikistan on Public Holidays. These laws are also found in the Tajikistan Labor Code. The law provides the president of Tajikistan with the authority to create new holidays that are one-time events if necessary or to propose new holidays that will reoccur each year.
According to Chapter 6, Article 83 of the Labour Code of Tajikistan, employers must provide all employees with a paid day off for a national holiday, with the exception of three special holidays. This Article further states that if the employees are required to work on a national holiday based on the job that is performed, then a substitute paid day off must be given to the employee.
The Labour Code also states that employers must provide employees with a shortened work day by at least one hour the day before a national holiday. This is mandatory, even if the person is required to work on the holiday. The only exception is if the day before the holiday is a weekend day or day of rest.
The government of Tajikistan also officially recognises the following three holidays as national holidays, but employers are not required to provide early dismissal on the prior day or a paid day off for these celebrations.
- July 22 – Celebration of the Tajik Language
- In Fall – Mehrgon – Persian Autumn Festival
- In Fall – Sada- Persian Harvest Festival
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