|1st January||New Year|
|8th March||International Women's Days|
|9th May||Memorial Day|
|1st September||Independence Day|
|1st October||Teachers Day|
|8th December||Constitution Day|
|14th January||Day of Defender of Motherland|
|1st day of Islamic month Shawwal||Eid al Fitr|
|70 days later||Eid al Adha|
One of the most positive celebrations Uzbeks look forward to is New Year Day. It is an important Public holiday in Uzbekistan The night of New year Eve and beginning of New Year Day is celebrated with full of enjoyment and resolutions. The youngsters burst Firecrackers and distribute sweets to start a new beginning that you will witness on your Uzbekistan Tours.
It is normally called a holiday of beauty, feminity, and tenderness. It is also called “Mother’s Day”, Uzbeks celebrate it as the holiday of love, kindness, and Love. Men wish their Mother, Wife, and Daughter with gifts on this day.
It is celebrated at the beginning of the Solar new year. It is mainly known for family re-union, paying tribute to the elderly, attending poor and orphans.
It is a day for remembrance to ensure the continuity of national values, the memory of patriotism, and the bravery of ancestors. It is mainly celebrated to show respect to older generations. It is another popular Public Holidays in Uzbekistan
All the Uzbek students celebrate this day to encourage the contribution of their teacher. It is marked as gratitude and respect for the selfless efforts of the teacher.
Independence Day is the main National Holiday of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is celebrated in the whole country widely and in a grand way that you will encounter on your Uzbekistan Tours.
The Republic of Uzbekistan constitution was accepted by OliyMajis. This holiday is celebrated across Uzbekistan.
It is celebrated on the 1st day of Islamic Month of Shawwal and marks the end of month-long fast observed during the Ramadan. Common greeting during the festival are; Eid Mubarak [Blessed Eid], Eid Sa'id [Happy Eid]. During this month they forgive one another for what they have done in the entire year.
Our Uzbekistan Travel Advice is to travel to the country in Spring or Autumn when the Uzbekistan Festivals and different exciting Uzbekistan Events are celebrated joyfully. Our Uzbekistan Travel Guide will direct you in bringing all the necessary Uzbekistan Travel Requirements so that you don't miss anything on your trip.
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There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry