Kyrgyz Independence Day

Kyrgyz Independence Day

August 31
Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991, along with other central Asian republics as the Soviet empire crumbled. Located along the famed Silk Road, the trade route connecting the eastern and western parts of Eurasia, the country is mostly mountainous, part of the Tien-Shan, or Celestial Mountains. Independence Day is a national public holiday in the Kyrgyz Republic.
CONTACTS:
Kyrgyz Embassy
2360 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-449-9822; fax: 202-449-9823
www.kgembassy.org
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