Local Time in Astana: Print

Local Time, Business Hours & Holidays

Eastern Kazakhstan (which includes Almaty and Astana) is 10 or 11 hours ahead of EST, depending on the time of year (Kazakhstan does not practice day light savings).  Business hours are normally 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Local holidays can be found on the Embassy’s website, but travelers are also advised to confirm dates with contacts in Kazakhstan. If a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, the Government of Kazakhstan may elect to make the preceding Monday or following Friday a holiday as well, thereby linking the holiday to the weekend.