Transport Workers' Day in Kazakhstan Date in the current year: August 7, 2016

Transport Workers' Day in Kazakhstan Transport Workers' Day is an official professional holiday in Kazakhstan celebrated on the first Sunday in August. It was established in 2001 and has been observed each year ever since.

Transport Workers' Day in Kazakhstan is directly related to Railroad Workers' Day celebrated in some former Soviet republics. It was established in 1936 and was originally celebrated on July 30, but in 1940 its date was moved to the first Sunday in August.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, many former Soviet republics moved, renamed or simply abolished Railroad Workers' Day. It Kazakhstan, it was officially renamed Transport Workers' Day in 2001, becoming the professional holiday of all workers in the country's transport industry.

Day of Transport Workers is typically marked with official solemn meetings. Industry veterans are thanked for their hard work, and many employees are awarded with various awards for their dedication and professional achievements.

The need of different modes of transportation in the Republic of Kazakhstan is vital due to the country's vast territory combined with its remoteness from world markets and scatteredness of industrial and agricultural centers.

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