National Guard Day of Kazakhstan (10/01)

On January 10, employees and soldiers of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan Respublikasynyn Ұlttyk ұlans) celebrate their professional holiday.

This military formation in the system of law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan dates back to the beginning of the period of independence of the Republic, when on January 10, 1992, the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan were formed. This date was taken as the starting point for the holiday.

In 2014, the President of the country N. Nazarbayev, by his Decree of April 21, transformed the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs into the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is part of the unified system of internal affairs bodies of the Republic. On January 10, 2015, the Law "On the National Guard" was issued, which determined and consolidated its legal status. Thus, the date of January 10 again became a landmark for the National Guard of Kazakhstan.