Independence Day of Kazakhstan (16/12)

The Day of State Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan Respublikasynyn Tauelsizdik kuni) is the main national holiday, which is annually celebrated in the country on December 16. In honor of the holiday, this day in the Republic is a non-working day and the next day - December 17 - too.

On December 16, 1991, the Supreme Council adopted a law on the independence and state sovereignty of Kazakhstan. The republic was the last of the countries of the former USSR to adopt a law on independence.

The leader of the Central Asian region, Kazakhstan has been developing intensively in recent years. Kazakhstan achieved notable successes in the economy due to the restructuring of the entire economic system, which in the era of the USSR relied mainly on the extractive industries.