Info Shymkent - Kazakhstan's Constitution Day

Happy Constitution Day!

Today we celebrate the Constitution Day and 25th anniversary of the approval of Kazakhstan’s Constitution. Read more about this historical day.

The Constitution Day is one of the most important holidays in Kazakhstan – but this year the Constitution Day of Kazakhstan is a special one: We celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the approval of Kazakhstan’s Constitution on 30th of August in 1995 after a nation-wide referendum. Before around three million citizen took part on around 33 thousand discussions to form the final Constitution paper. The Constitution from 1995 is the 2nd Constitution of the largest country of Central Asia. The first constitution was released in 1993 as a temporary constitution.

We, the people of Kazakhstan, united by a common historic fate, creating a state on the indigenous Kazakh land, considering ourselves a peace-loving and civil society, dedicated to the ideals of freedom, equality and concord, wishing to take a worthy place in the world community, realizing our high responsibility before the present and future generations, proceeding from our sovereign right, accept this Constitution.”

Preamble of the Constitution of Kazakhstan

The Constitution from 1995 has a preamble and 55 articles. Over the time additional articles where added to different political topics. Today Kazakhstan’s constitution has 98 articles.

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On a “normal” Constitution Day would be mass festivities in Shymkent.

On normal days there are mass festivities, concerts, parades and fireworks in the big cities of Kazakhstan – and also in Shymkent – at the Constitution Day. In spite of the big anniversary of 20th years after the approval of the constitution there will be only a calm holiday in Kazakhstan.

But we wish all our friends and readers a Happy Constitution Day!

Enjoy the public holiday!

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