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Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival

Residents of Scotland's remote Shetland Islands brandishing swords and shields celebrated their Nordic roots in a fest that culminated in burning of a Viking ship replica.

Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season
Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season

Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving.

Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season
Photo courtesy of fokus.kz
December holidays in Kazakhstan

In December Kazakhstanis and permanent residents of the country will have 3 additional holiday.

December holidays in Kazakhstan
Photo © REUTERS
Kazakhstanis to rest on September 24 for Kurban-ait

Kazakhstanis are getting one day off for the Kurban-ait holiday in September,

Kazakhstanis to rest on September 24 for Kurban-ait
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
Month of food, music, and treasure hunting in Almaty

To celebrate the Day of Almaty, locals and guests of the city are invited to 50 events, from musical performances to quests.

Month of food, music, and treasure hunting in Almaty
Photo © Oleg Paramonov
Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate

First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.

Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate
Photo © tengrinews.kz
Three days for Constitution Day in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstanis will be resting for three days on the Constitution Day this year.

Three days for Constitution Day in Kazakhstan
Photo © Astana Opera/photographers: Karla Nur
Kazakhstan discovers outdoor opera; Verdi's Aida comes first

Giuseppe Verdi's Aida opera was presented on the square in front of the Pyramid in Astana.

Kazakhstan discovers outdoor opera; Verdi's Aida comes first
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of personal.akorda.kz.
There is no better congratulation for me than new achievements of Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan celebrated the Astana Day on July 6, which is also President Nazarbayev's birthday.

There is no better congratulation for me than new achievements of Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
Thousands celebrate historic India-Bangladesh border pact
Thousands celebrate historic India-Bangladesh border pact

Thousands living near the Bangladesh-India border celebrated an historic agreement that will allow them to choose their nationality.

Thousands celebrate historic India-Bangladesh border pact
©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Almaty celebrates International Chidren's Day

Thousands of Almaty residents celebrated the International Children’s Day on June 1 in Almaty’s Central Park (Gorky Park on Gogol street).

Almaty celebrates International Chidren's Day
The order of the Red Star.
Kazakhstan celebrates 70th anniversary of Victory

Today Kazakhstan celebrates one of the most important holidays – the Victory Day, which commemorates the end of the Great Patriotic War, as the WWII is known in the former Soviet states, and the win of the Soviet Union over the Nazi Germany.

Kazakhstan celebrates 70th anniversary of Victory
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Soldiers congratulate Kazakhstan on Fatherland Defender's Day

Servicemen of Kazakhstan have prepared an original congratulation to make the Day of Defender of the Fatherland.

Soldiers congratulate Kazakhstan on Fatherland Defender's Day
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Unity Day

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the Kazakhstanis on the Day of Unity.

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Unity Day
©Tengrinews
Festivities and fireworks in Astana on May 1

1 May in Kazakhstan's capital is celebrated with more than 200 events and finishes with grand fireworks in five spots of the city.

Festivities and fireworks in Astana on May 1
Photo courtesy of instabeat.me.
Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May

The beginning of May in Kazakhstan has always been rich with holidays. This year, Kazakhstanis will enjoy 3 days off in May.

Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May
Photo courtesy of fablewar.ru
Cavalry procession to grace Astana streets on May 9

A cavalry procession will grace the streets of Kazakh capital to commemorate the 106th Cavalry of the Soviet Army in the fight against Nazi Germany.

Cavalry procession to grace Astana streets on May 9
Photo courtesy of the official website of the Kazakh President.
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Nauryz holiday

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated Kazakhstanis on Nauryz holiday.

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Nauryz holiday
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan celebrates Central Asian New Year - Nauryz

21st March is the beginning of the celebration of the oldest holiday in the Kazakh Steppe - Nauryz, the day of rebirth and new beginning.

Kazakhstan celebrates Central Asian New Year - Nauryz
Frame from the Cinderella movie. Photo courtesy of wdsspr.ru.
Cinderella dubbed in Kazakh, premieres in Kazakhstan

Disney's Cinderella movie has premiered in Kazakhstan's movie theaters earlier than around the world on the eve of the International Women's Day.

Cinderella dubbed in Kazakh, premieres in Kazakhstan