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Long weekends in May: Work dates in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov has signed a governmental decree shifting the dates to make May holidays longer.

Long weekends in May: Work dates in Kazakhstan
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Revival of Nauryz holiday in Soviet Union

Tengrinews TV has obtained a rare video of Nauryz celebration dated back to the Soviet era.

Revival of Nauryz holiday in Soviet Union
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No Baursaks, no Nauryz: Kostanay

Kostanay city fried over one ton of Nauryz baursaks and treated the city folks with the yummy snacks.

No Baursaks, no Nauryz: Kostanay
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Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million

$1.8 million was spent on the Nauryz celebration in Astana.

Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million
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Happy Nauryz: 5 day celebration marathon in Almaty

Kazakhstanis will be celebrating spring equinox holiday Nauryz for 5 days.

Happy Nauryz: 5 day celebration marathon in Almaty
Anderi Bukin and Nataliya Bestemyanova. Photo © Dmitry Khegai
How Women's Day is celebrated in Almaty: TengriFM

Heavy snowing did not stop Almaty folks from coming up to the high-altitude Medeo skating rink to celebrate the Women’s Day with music and performances organized by TengriFM and Kaspi Bank.

How Women's Day is celebrated in Almaty: TengriFM
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Most unusual March 8 congratulations in Kazakhstan

March 8 - the International Women's Day - is a very popular holiday in Kazakhstan. And it is a must for every gentleman in the county to congratulate the ladies that are dear to him and to make sure that all the ladies around enjoy the day.

Most unusual March 8 congratulations in Kazakhstan
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Flowers for spring celebrations

The International Women’s Day on March 8 traditionally makes gentlemen get their wallets and credit cards ready.

Flowers for spring celebrations
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March holidays and workdays in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is celebrating two bank holidays in March: March 8 and Nauryz.

March holidays and workdays in Kazakhstan
Misao Okawa. ©Reuters/Kyodo
World's oldest woman turns 116 in Japan

The world's oldest woman was celebrating her 116th birthday on Wednesday in a Japanese nursing home with a cake and candles.

World's oldest woman turns 116 in Japan
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together to usher in the Year of the Horse.

Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities
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Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party

Sydney promised an unprecedented fireworks spectacular to kick off global new year celebrations Tuesday, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai.

Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party
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Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year's festivities

Islamic police in Indonesia's sharia stronghold seized thousands of firecrackers and cardboard trumpets after the city administration banned New Year's Eve celebrations for the first time, an official said Tuesday.

Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year's festivities
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John Ordway wishes happy Independence Day in Kazakh

US Charge d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway has congratulated Kazakhstan on the 22nd Independence Day in the Kazakh language.

John Ordway wishes happy Independence Day in Kazakh
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. ©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead
Norman Rockwell's The Thing to Do With Life is Live It! (Outrigger Canoe)". ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Three Norman Rockwell works sell for almost $60 mn

Three oil paintings by Norman Rockwell, the celebrated 20th century master illustrator of everyday life in America, sold Wednesday for almost $60 million, setting a new record for the artist.

Three Norman Rockwell works sell for almost $60 mn
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Zombies and vampires celebrate Halloween with cycling race in Almaty

Pumpkin Race - a costume cycling competition - in Almaty saw a lot of zombies and vampires attend to celebrate Halloween.

Zombies and vampires celebrate Halloween with cycling race in Almaty
Millions honour the dead on All Saints' Day in Philippines
Millions honour the dead on All Saints' Day in Philippines

Millions across the Catholic Philippines trooped to cemeteries to honour their dead in typically festive fashion on All Saints' Day Friday, ignoring appeals from the Church to keep the day solemn.

Millions honour the dead on All Saints' Day in Philippines
Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'
Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'

Libya marked the second anniversary Wednesday of its "liberation" from loyalists of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi with no official celebrations as it struggles to heal the wounds of the conflict.

Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'
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Kazakhstan gets three days off for Kurban-ait

Kazakhstan residents will have three days off on Kurban-ait holiday on October 13, 14 and 15.

Kazakhstan gets three days off for Kurban-ait