6 May 1998
On July 6, 1994, by the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan the decree to change the capital from Alma-Ata to Astana was adopted. In1997, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev decided to change the capital from Alma-Ata to Astana. In May 6, 1998, according to the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan Akmola was renamed to Astana.
In Astana, the Capital Day has been celebrated since it acquired the capital city status in 1998. This holiday was celebrated on July 10, but later it was postponed to July 6.