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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 © Yaroslav Radlovskiy
History of May 1 celebration in Kazakhstan

The main idea behind the celebration is to create awareness of the great number of ethnic groups and nations living in Kazakhstan.

History of May 1 celebration in Kazakhstan
Fountain near circus ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Fountain season starts May 1 in Almaty

May 1 is the day Almaty will start its fountain season this year. 10 large fountains will be turned on.

Fountain season starts May 1 in Almaty
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
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
May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labour'
May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labour'

Tens of thousands of angry protesters staged May Day rallies in several countries of the crisis-wracked eurozone Wednesday, as fury erupted at demonstrations in Bangladesh after a deadly building collapse.

May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labour'
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Kazakhstan residents will have 3 days off in May

Kazakhstan residents will have three days off in May.

Kazakhstan residents will have 3 days off in May
Photo courtesy of akmo.kz
20 thousand people to take part in May 1 celebration

More than 20 thousand people will take part in the official part of the event timed to the People's Unity Day in Almaty.

20 thousand people to take part in May 1 celebration

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