Days of the history and memory of ancestors in Kyrgyzstan (07/11)

November 7 and 8 are declared official holidays in Kyrgyzstan as the Days of History and Memory of Ancestors, which was signed by the President of the Republic on October 26, 2017.

Until the early 1990s, November 7 - the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution - was the main holiday of the Soviet Union (which included the Kirghiz SSR), and it was celebrated in the USSR for two whole days - November 7 and 8. All these years, the Day of November 7 - the "red day of the calendar" - was celebrated by a military parade and a demonstration of workers on the central square, the squares of regional cities. But the history of the holiday ended with the collapse of the USSR.

The initiative to return the holiday in independent Kyrgyzstan belongs to the parliamentary faction of the Party of Communists of the Republic. The law was adopted at the end of 2001 and for the first time the holiday, as the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution, was celebrated on November 7, 2002 and has been held annually since then.