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Public Holidays

Tajikistan's public holidays are a mixed blessing. Whilst they'll be the bane of your existence if you need to cross the border, extend a visa or go to the bank, they are also an opportunity to join family feasts, see buz kashi and, if you're in Dushanbe for Independence Day, soak up the pomp and circumstance. Take account of these in your itineraries; sometimes government offices are closed even the day after.

Day Holday
January 1 New Year's Day
March 8 International Women's Day
March 20-22 Navruz
May 1 International Labour Day
May 9 Victory Day
June 27 Peace and National Accord
September 9 Independence Day
November 6 Constitution Day
November 9 National Reconciliation Day

There are also two Muslim holidays that have different days each year: Eid-i Ramadan, three days celebrating the end of the month long fast of Ramadan, and Eid-i Kurbon, the feast of sacrifice. There are additional festivals in Gorno-Badakshan.