Candidate of historical sciences, associate research professor, Narxoz University, Kazakhstan, Almaty,
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|Abstract. In sovereign Kazakhstan the transformation of people’s lifestyle and values caused the need for new holidays and rituals, in accordance with the ideas of the modern system, new relationships between people. In the country along with old traditional Soviet holidays, a number of new state and national holidays were formed with the aim to construct the new Kazakhstani society. A great role in celebrations of all state and national holidays belong to Assembly of People of Kazakhstan which symbolizes prosperity, peace, stability and unity. However, the most Kazakhstani holidays inherited Soviet features of ritual process: special style of officials’ behavior, demonstration of collective happiness, folk dance festivals, effect of emotional contagion and involvement of only urban population. Kazakhstani mass holidays as well as Soviet ones practically exclude improvisation, provided accurate execution, regularity of all movements and gestures.|
Key words: Interethnic harmony, cultural identification, public holidays, Soviet symbols
|How to cite:|
Imyarova Z. National celebrations as a sign of tolerance and unification of all people in post-soviet Kazakhstan // Otan tarihy. 2020. №4(92). Р. 193-202.