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March 22. Kazinform's timeline of major events

22 March 2019 07:00

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 22nd of March. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on March 22.



This holiday was officially established by the Decree of the President of the Kazakh SSR on March 15, 1991 "On people's holiday of spring - Nauryz meiramy" proclaiming the 22nd of March the official day-off. Since 2001 Nauryz has been celebrated across Kazakhstan as a national holiday.

World Water Day

Instituted in 1993, the World Water Day is an annual observance day (marked on the 22nd of March) that highlights the importance of freshwater.


Chairman of the Supreme Council of Kazakh SSR, Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired the Council Presidium's meeting on the issue of preparation for the enactment of the Law of the Kazakh SSR "On Languages in the Kazakh SSR" in 1990.

The first issue of weekly newspaper Ana tili (Mother tongue) saw the light in Almaty in 1990.

A year later, the first issue of another newspaper Zhas Kazakh (Youth of Kazakhstan) was released. In 2001 it was renamed into Zhas Kazakh uni (Voice of Kazakhstan's youth).

In 1993, the Azerbaijani national and cultural center "Vatan" was opened in Pavlodar.

Kazpost issued stamps dated to Nauryz holiday in 1995. The stamps depicted the symbol of 1995 Wood Pig in the center of the astrological horoscope.

The same year, State Company "Food Corporation" was set up. The company's main tasks include maintaining the country's strategic grain reserves and stabilize internal grain market and grain export.

In 1997, during his official visit to the UK, President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Buckingham Palace where he met with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On the same day, the Kazakh President delivered a lecture at the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

The inauguration ceremony of the Islamic Cultural Center with the participation of Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev was held in Astana in 2005.

In 2008, the House of Culture of Kazakhstan and the Center for the Study of the Kazakh Language opened doors in Istanbul.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Kazakhstan with his first official visit in the capacity of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017.

The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) hosted a solemn reception dated to the international holiday Nauryz in 2018. Attending the event were over 400 guests, including ambassadors and diplomats accredited in China, public figures, journalists, businessmen and many more.