List of holidays in Uzbekistan. Weekends and holidays in Uzbekistan

National holidays in Uzbekistan

Date Holiday name Day type
1 january New Year Weekend
8 march International Women's Day Weekend
21 march Navruz Weekend
9 may Day of memory and honor (Victory Day) Weekend
1 september Independence Day Weekend
1 october Day of teachers and mentors Weekend
8 december Constitution day Weekend

Also, in Uzbekistan there are two religious holidays with changing dates depending on the lunar calendar:
- Ramadan-Khayit. In 2023 (tentatively), the first day of Ramadan Khait in Uzbekistan is celebrated on April 22 (Saturday), 2023 (in 2022 - May 2, in 2021 - May 13, in 2020 - May 24).
- Eid al-Adha. In 2023 (tentatively), the first day of Kurban Hayit in Uzbekistan is celebrated on June 29 (Tursday), 2023 (in 2022 - July 9, in 2021 - July 20, in 2020 - July 31).

Weekends and holidays in Uzbekistan 2023

On December 23, 2022, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree "On establishing additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and postponing days off in 2022". (UP-270 of December 23, 2022).

The document establishes the following additional non-working days for all employees, regardless of the types of working week:

  • January 3 - Monday
  • June 30 - Friday
For employees working six (6) days a week:
  • January 3 - Tuesday
  • March 20 - Monday
  • March 22 - Wednesday
  • Aprel 24 - Monday
  • July 1 - Suturday
  • September 2 - Saturday
  • December 30 - Saturday
For employees working five (5) days a week, reschedule:
  • The day off from Saturday 7 January 2023 is moved to Tuesday 3 January.
  • The day off from Saturday 11 March 2023 is moved to Monday 20 March.
  • The day off from Saturday 25 March 2023 is moved to Wednesday 22 March.
  • The day off from Saturday 29 Aprel 2023 is moved to Tuesday 24 Aprel

As a result of the establishment of an additional non-working day and the transfer of individual days off, the duration of uninterrupted rest on holidays in 2023 will be:

weekend for New Year 2022/23

4 calendar days:
December 31, 2022 - Saturday, January 1 (Sunday) 2023 - public holiday, January 2 (Monday) - additional day off, January 3 (Tuesday) - an additional day off or rescheduling due to Saturday, January 7th.

weekend for Navruz

5 calendar days:
March 18 (Saturday), March 19 (Sunday), March 20 (Monday) - an additional day off due to the transfer of Saturday March 11, March 21 (Tuesday) - holiday non-working day, March 22 (Wednesday) - an additional day off due to the transfer of Saturday March 25.

weekend on Ramadan khayit

3 calendar days:
April 22 (Saturday) - the first day - a holiday non-working day, April 23 (Sunday) - a non-working day, April 24 (Monday) - an additional day off due to the transfer of Saturday 29 April.

weekend on Kurban khayit

4 calendar days:
June 29 (Thursday) - the first day - a public holiday, June 30 (Friday) - an additional day off, July 1 (Saturday) - day off, July 2 (Sunday) - day off.

weekend for Independence Day

3 calendar days:
September 1 (Friday) is a public holiday, September 2 (Saturday) is a day off, September 3 (Sunday) is a day off.

weekend for Teacher's Day

3 calendar days:
September 30 (Saturday), October 1 (Sunday) - public holiday, October 2 (Monday) - non-working day (Accordint to #208 article of the Labor Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

weekend for Constitution Day
December 8

3 calendar days:
December 8 (Friday) - public holiday, December 9 (Saturday), December 10 (Sunday)

weekend for New Year 2023/24

3 calendar days:
December 30 (Saturday), December 31 (Sunday), January 1 (Monday) 2024 - public holiday


Additional days off in Uzbekistan in 2022

On December 20, 2021, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree "On establishing additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and postponing days off in 2022". (UP-35 of December 20, 2021). On April 30, 2022 (UP-131), changes were made.

The document establishes the following additional non-working days for all employees, regardless of the types of working week:

  • January 3 - Monday
  • March 22 - Tuesday
  • March 23 - Wednesday
  • May 3 - Tuesday
  • July 11 - Monday
  • September 2 - Friday
For employees working six (6) days a week:
  • January 4 - Tuesday
  • May 4 - Wednesday
  • July 12 - Tuesday
  • September 3 - Saturday
  • December 31 - December
For employees working five (5) days a week, reschedule:
  • The day off from Saturday 8 January 2022 is moved to Tuesday 4 January.
  • The day off from Saturday 7 May 2022 is moved to Wednesday 4 May.
  • The day off from Saturday 16 July 2022 is moved to Tuesday 12 July.

As a result of the establishment of an additional non-working day and the transfer of individual days off, the duration of uninterrupted rest on holidays in 2022 will be:

for New Year 2021/22

5 calendar days from December 31 to January 4: December 31, 2021 - additional day off, January 1, 2022 - public holiday, January 2 (Sunday), January 3 (Monday) - additional day off, January 4 (Tuesday) - additional day off or transfer due to Saturday, January 8.

for Navruz holiday

5 calendar days from March 19 to March 23: March 19, 2022 (Saturday), March 20 (Sunday), March 21 (Monday) - public holiday, March 22 (Tuesday) - additional non-working day, March 23 (Wednesday) - additional non-working day.

on Ramadan khayit

5 calendar days from April 30 to May 4: April 30 (Saturday), May 1 (Sunday), May 2 (Monday) - the first day - a public holiday, May 3 (Tuesday) additional day off, May 4 (Wednesday) due to the postponement of Saturday May 7

on Kurban khayit

4 calendar days from July 9 to 12: July 9 (Saturday) - the first day - a holiday non-working day, July 10 (Sunday) - a day off, July 11 (Monday) - an additional day off, July 12 (Tuesday) - a day off due to the transfer of Saturday July 16.

for Independence Day

4 calendar days from September 1 to 4: September 1 (Thursday) 2022 - a public holiday, September 2 (Friday) - an additional day off, September 3 (Saturday) - an additional day off, September 4 (Sunday).

for New Year 2022/23

3 calendar days from December 31, 2022 to January 2, 2023: December 31 (Saturday) - additional day off, January 1 (Sunday) - public holiday, January 2 (Monday) - additional day off.

Employees of budgetary organizations are compensated for additional days off by reducing the duration of annual leave by five working days.

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Additional holidays in Uzbekistan in 2021

On December 3, 2020, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree "On establishing additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and postponing days off in 2021". (UP-6122 of December 3, 2020) On May 10, 2021, Presidential Decree No. UP-6222 was issued amending UP-6122 of December 3, 2020.

The document establishes the following additional non-working days:

  • May 14 - Friday;
  • September 2 - Thursday;
  • September 3 - Friday;
  • December 31 - Friday;

The day off from Saturday 27 March 2021 is moved to Monday 22 March.

The day off from Saturday July 17, 2021 is transferred to Wednesday July 21.

The day off from Saturday 24 July 2021 is moved to Thursday 22 July.

The decree determines that January 2 (Saturday), March 20 (Saturday), March 22 (Monday), May 15 (Saturday), July 21 (Wednesday), July 22 (Thursday) and September 4 (Saturday) 2021 are non-working days for all employees, regardless of the type of work week.

As a result of the establishment of an additional non-working day and the transfer of individual days off, the duration of uninterrupted rest on holidays in 2021 will be:

for New Year 2020/21

3 calendar days from January 1 to January 3: January 1, 2021 - public holiday, January 2 (Saturday), January 3 (Sunday)

for Navruz holiday

3 calendar days from March 20 to March 22 - March 20 (Saturday), March 21, 2021 - a public holiday, March 22 - a non-working day (Monday) due to the transfer of Saturday March 27.

on Ramadan khayit

4 calendar days: from May 13 to May 16: May 13 (Thursday) - the first day - a public holiday. May 14 (Friday) and May 15 (Saturday) additional days off, May 16 (Sunday).

on Kurban khayit

3 calendar days July 20 - 22: July 20 (Tuesday) - the first day - a public holiday. July 21 (Wednesday) due to the transfer of Saturday July 17 and July 22 (Thursday) due to the transfer of Saturday July 24.

for Independence Day

5 calendar days from September 1 to September 5: September 1, 2020 - public holiday, September 2 (Thursday) - additional day off, September 3 (Friday) - additional day off, September 4 (Saturday) ) and September 5 (Sunday).

for New Year 2021/22

5 calendar days from December 31 to January 4: December 31, 2021 - additional day off, January 1, 2022 - public holiday, January 2 (Sunday), January 3 (Monday) - additional day off, January 4 (Tuesday) - additional day off or transfer due to Saturday, January 8.

Employees of budgetary organizations are compensated for additional days off by reducing the duration of annual leave by two working days.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations proposed (March 11, 2021) to establish additional days off in 2021 by amending the presidential decree of December 3, 2020. On May 10, the President approved the proposal of the ministry.

  • Friday, May 14 (proposed days of the celebration of Ramadan Hayit in 2021). In fact, May 13th was celebrated - Thursday
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In addition, it is proposed to move from Saturday July 17 to Wednesday July 21 and from Saturday July 24 (the expected days of the celebration of Eid al-Adha in 2021) to Thursday July 22.
In February 2021, the President signed a decree (UP-6165 dated 09.02.21), according to which, during the celebration of Navruz, Independence Day and the New Year, as well as the religious holidays of Ramadan Khayit (Eid al-Fitr) and Kurban Khayit (Eid- al-Adha) from now on, at least three non-working days will be established. They are introduced at the expense of additional and transferable non-working days.

On March 16, 2021, the Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus, chaired by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, held an expanded meeting on organizing the Navruz holiday in Uzbekistan, taking into account the epidemiological situation. According to this meeting, the relevant ministries and departments were instructed to:

  • hold festive events in open areas — parks, alleys and stadiums, taking into account weather conditions;
  • prevent large gatherings of people during festive events, control the wearing of masks and social distancing by visitors;
  • in order to prevent mass gatherings of people, organize small events in mahallas.

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Historical dates celebrated in Uzbekistan

Date Holiday name Day type
9 february Birthday of Alisher Navoi (1441-1501) Working day
14 february Birthday of Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur (1483 - 1530) Working day
2 march Day of entry of the Republic of Uzbekistan into the UN (1992) Working day
22 march Birthday of Mirzo Ulugbek (1394 - 1449) Working day
9 aprel Amir Temurning tavallud topgan kuni (1336-1405 yillarda) Working day
10 aprel Birthday of Abdullah Kadiri (1894-1938) Working day
27 juny Media and Press Workers Day (1993) Working day
2 july Day of adoption of the law "On the State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (1992) Working day
31 avgust Day of Remembrance for Victims of Repression (2001 y.) Working day
14 january Armed Forces Day (Defenders of the Motherland Day) (1992) Working day
17 september Birthday of Abdullah Kahhar (1907-1968) Working day
21 october Day of adoption of the law "On the state language of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (1989) Working day
25 october Day of Internal Affairs Officers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (since 2007) Working day
2nd Sunday in November (November 13, 2022) (November 14, 2021) (November 8, 2020) Medic's Day (2006) Working day
18 november Day of adoption of the law "On the State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (1991) Working day
10 december Day of adoption of the law "On the national anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (1992) Working day

International holidays celebrated in Uzbekistan

Date Holiday name Day type
21 february International Mother Language Day Working day
1 march International Day Against Drug Addiction and Sale of Narcotic Substances Working day
7 aprel Health day Working day
24 aprel International Youth Day Working day
18 may International Museum Day Working day
31 may International No Tobacco Day Working day
1 june International Children's Day Working day
27 september World tourist day Working day
25 october Day of road transport workers (Day of the motorist) Working day
1 december World AIDS Day Working day
3 december International Day of Persons with Disabilities Working day

In Uzbekistan, 2023-1994 is declared the year of:

Год Name of the year Президент
2023 Caring for a person and quality education Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2022 Ensuring human interests and mahalla development Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2021 Youth support and public health protection Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2020 Development of science, education and digital economy Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2019 Active investment and social development Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2018 Entrepreneurship, innovation and technology Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2017 Dialogue with the people and human interests Mirziyoev Sh.M.
2016 Healthy mother and child Karimov I.A.
2015 Attention and care for the older generation Karimov I.A.
2014 Healthy baby Karimov I.A.
2013 Welfare and prosperity Karimov I.A.
2012 Strong family Karimov I.A.
2011 Small business and entrepreneurship Karimov I.A.
2010 Harmoniously developed generation Karimov I.A.
2009 Development and improvement of the village Karimov I.A.
2008 Youths Karimov I.A.
2007 Social Security Karimov I.A.
2006 Medical professionals and charity Karimov I.A.
2005 Health Karimov I.A.
2004 Kindness and Mercy Karimov I.A.
2003 Mahalla Karimov I.A.
2002 Protecting the interests of the older generation Karimov I. A.
2001 Mother and child Karimov I. A.
2000 Women Karimov I. A.
1999 Family Karimov I. A.
1998 Human interests Karimov I. A.
1997 Welfare and prosperity Karimov I. A.
1996 Amir Temur Karimov I. A.
1995 Ibn Sino (Avicena) Karimov I. A.
1994 Mirzo-Ulugbek Karimov I. A.
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