Events and Festivals in Uzbekistan in 2018

Events and Festivals in Uzbekistan in 2018

DATE Event/Holiday/Festival
1 January New Year
14 January Day of the Defenders of the Motherland
The holiday is celebrated with parades and processions in honor of veterans, and women also give small gifts to men in their lives, especially husbands (or boyfriends, fiancés), fathers, sons and brothers.
Chimgan Extreme 2018
Location: Chimgan Mountains
Winter sports festival near Tashkent
 8 March International Women’s Day
It’s a serious holiday Central Asia. Wifes, girlfriends and mothers receive gifts and flowers.
 21 March Nauruz 2018
Persian New Year and will be celebrated with festivals, dance and family celebrations.
x April Russian Orthodox Easter
 9 May Day of Memory and Honor
 26-28 May Silk and Spice Festival 2018
Location: Bukhara
The festival includes folklore performances, national games, traditional food and fashion show from young designers.
 1st week of June (tbc) Chimgan’s Echo Festival 2018
Locaiton: Chimgan mountains
Outdoor music festival for singer-songwriters.
 26 June Ramazan Hait
Eid-al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.
 August 2019 Sharq Tarolanari 2019
Location: Registan square, Samarkand
Big international ethnic music festival, held biennially in uneven years (2017-2019-2021-…) in front of the Registan in Samarkand.
 31 August Day of Remembrance for the victims of political repressions
1 September Independence Day Uzbekistan 2018
Cultural events such as shows, concerts, festivals and other entertaining events to mark the birthday of independent Uzbekistan take place throughout the country.
 2 September Kurban Hait
The Feast of Sacrifice is the highest Islamic festival and is celebrated at the climax of the pilgrimage to Mecca
1 October Teachers Day
 November (tbd) Bazar Art 2017
Location: Tashkent
Exhibition of masterpieces of contemporary traditional arts and crafts of Uzbekistan in Tashkent
 8 November Uzbek Flag Day 2017
Celebrating the national flag with a festival and concerts.
8 December Uzbek Flag Day 2017
Celebrating the national flag with a festival and concerts.


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