On the last Sunday of September, Kazakhstan celebrates Labor Day, established by Decree of the President of the Republic in November 2013, in order to revive the traditions of respect for working professions and awareness of the importance of work from an early age.
It's no secret that the traditions of celebrating May Day were a thing of the past along with the collapse of the USSR, when the unity and merits of the working population were glorified. But over the years, the realization began to return that in order to revive the economy, for the prosperity of the people, it is necessary to restore the respect for work lost among several generations of young people, to revive the traditions of labor culture, especially among the younger generation.
In Kazakhstan, one of the steps towards this revival was the establishment of Labor Day. At the same time, the medal "Veteran of Labour" was also established, which is awarded to the foremost workers who have achieved high results in their work, workers with over 40 years of experience who have worked in the same industry for at least 10 years. This medal is awarded to workers from various industries.