Turkmenistan Holidays and Celebrations

Turkmenistan Holidays and Celebrations

Turkmenistan has a great number of holidays, though the country largely continues to work as normal during most of them. Those divide into two groups national holidays and Memorial Day of Turkmenistan.

National Holidays of Turkmenistan

1 January

8 March

21-22 March

18 May

27 September

6 October

12 December


New Year

International Women’s Day

National Spring Festival (Nevruz)

Constitution Day and National Flag Day

Independence Day

Day of Remembrance

Neutrality Day

Turkmenistan also celebrates two major Islamic holidays – Eid al-Adha and Ramadan Bayram (end of Ramadan). Since both these dates are calculated according to the lunar Islamic calendar, the dates of their celebration calculated in advance and each year approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.

These are also our national holidays that do not change the working days schedule:
27 JanuaryDay of Fatherland Defenders
31 MarchDay of Chemical Industry Workers
7 AprilWorld Health Day
17 AprilDay of Workers of the Migration Service of Turkmenistan
Last Sunday in AprilTurkmen Racing Horse Festival
9 MayVictory Day
25 MayAshgabat City Day
29 MayDay of Internal Affairs Officers
Last Sunday of MayTurkmen Carpet Day
1 JuneInternational Children’s Day
5 JuneWorld Environment Day
First Sunday in JuneDay of Textile Industry
12 JuneScience Day
18 JuneDay of Workers of the Justice Ministry of Turkmenistan
26 JuneDay of Workers of the Prosecutor’s Office of Turkmenistan
27 JuneDay of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art, and Day of Poetry of Magtymguly Fragi
5 JulyDay of Judicial Service Workers of Turkmenistan
21 JulyDay of Health and Medical Industry
11 AugustDay of Frontiersmen
1 SeptemberDay of Knowledge and Students
Second Saturday in SeptemberDay of Energy Industry
30 SeptemberDay of Workers of the National Security Service of Turkmenistan
1 OctoberInternational Day of Senior Citizens
9 OctoberDay of Naval Forces of Turkmenistan
4 NovemberDay of Customs Service of Turkmenistan
Second Sunday of NovemberHasyl Bayramy (Harvest Festival)
14 DecemberDay of the Workers of Oil, Gas, Power and Geological Industry
21 DecemberDay of Remembrance of the First President of Turkmenistan S.A. Niyazov (Saparmurat Turkmenbashi the Great)

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