August 31 is Independence Day, one of the main public holidays in Kyrgyzstan. The festivities in the capital city took place on the central square, the Telegram channel The Interparliamentary Assembly of Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States reports.
Kyrgyzstan gained independence on August 31, 1991. The Republic became a sovereign and democratic state. The adoption of the Declaration marked the beginning of a new stage in the history of the country and established an independent statehood based on the united will of the people.
The festivities, including concerts, a military parade and a procession of citizens marking Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic, were held on Ala-Too, the central square of Bishkek. President Sadyr Japarov delivered a solemn speech to the people of the country. The finale of the festivities was colourful fireworks.
Museums and libraries throughout the Republic worked on that day. They arranged numerous photo exhibitions on the history of Kyrgyzstan.