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June 5. Kazinform's timeline of major events

5 June 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 5th of June. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on June 5.


Eid ul-Fitr
It is one of the two major religious holidays celebrated by Muslims. It marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It is also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast".

World Environment Day
The holiday was proclaimed at the 27th session of the United Nations General Assembly in December 1972. The date was chosen to mark the beginning of the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

World Day Against Speciesism
It is celebrated at the initiative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and with the support from other animal welfare organizations, such as the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM).

International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
Celebrated as one of the world and international days of the United Nations.

Environmental Specialist Day in Kazakhstan
It was officially established in 2011 by the Republic of Kazakhstan Law "On Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan".


1938 - The city of Auliye-Ata is renamed Zhambyl, after great Kazakh poet Zhambyl Zhabayev. In 1997, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev decrees to return the city its ancient name of Taraz at the request of the regional community.

1991 - The Kazakh SSR Council of Ministers adopts the resolution to rename Bidaik state farm after Mirjaqip Dulatuli (1885-1935), a Kazakh poet, writer, one of the leaders of the Alash Orda government and Kazakhstan's national liberation movement.

1992 - The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signs the Decree on the establishment of the Kazakhstan Permanent Mission to the UN.

- The Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kingdom of Norway is signed.

1993 - The Kazakh State Academy of Arts is established.

1998 - The Stadium named after Kazhymukan Munaitpasov (1886-1948), a renowned Kazakh wrestler, world champion, opens its doors in Astana (now Nur-Sultan).

2007 - The members of the Priirtyshe local lore community discover Eneolithic Age artifacts, including flakes, scrapers, cores and tips of spears and arrows, in Abay district of East Kazakhstan region.

2011 - The grand opening of "Treasure Trails: From Ancient Times to Modern Kazakhstan" ancient art exhibition takes place at the National Gallery of Art in New York City.

2015 - President Nursultan Nazarbayev is awarded Special Award "For Contribution to Life" at the 'MUZ TV. Gravity' Music Awards at the Astana Arena.

2016 - The Republic of Kazakhstan is granted official observer status in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

2017 - New alternative energy sources - Smart Flower solar power plants - emerge in Astana.

2018 - The remains of a Huns-age (between 2nd and 4th centuries BC) warrior and his horse, as well as ornaments made of yellow metal, are found in Aktobe region.

- The Batyrkhan Shukenov Scholarship is established to support brilliant and talented students studying the art of playing the wind and percussion instruments at Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory in Almaty.