Turkmenistan National Holidays

Turkmenistan has eight official holidays that are also public ones. These nationwide holidays are:

1 January - New Year
12 January - Memorial Day
8 March - International Women's Day
21-22 March - National Spring Festival
18 May - Constitution Day and National Flag Day
27 September - Independence Day
6 October - Day of Remembrance (of the victims of the earthquake in 1948)
12 December - Neutrality Day

The country 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 days are also public holidays.

There are also Turkmenistan national holidays that do not change the working days schedule. They include:

27 January - Day of Fatherland Defenders
31 March - Day of Chemical Industry Workers
7 April - World Health Day
17 April - Day of Workers of the Migration Service of Turkmenistan
Last Sunday in April - Turkmen Racing Horse Festival
9 May - Victory Day
25 May - Ashgabat City Day
29 May - Day of Internal Affairs Officers
Last Sunday of May - Turkmen Carpet Day
1 June - International Children's Day
5 June - World Environment Day
First Sunday in June - Day of Textile Industry
12 June - Science Day
18 June - Day of Workers of the Justice Ministry of Turkmenistan
26 June - Day of Workers of the Prosecutor's Office of Turkmenistan
27 June - Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art, and Day of Poetry of Magtymguly Fragi
5 July - Day of Judicial Service Workers of Turkmenistan
21 July - Day of Health and Medical Industry
11 August - Day of Frontiersmen
1 September - Day of Knowledge and Students
Second Saturday in September - Day of Energy Industry
30 September - Day of Workers of the National Security Service of Turkmenistan
1 October - International Day of Senior Citizens
9 October - Day of Naval Forces of Turkmenistan
4 November - Day of Customs Service of Turkmenistan
Second Sunday of November - Hasyl Bayramy (Harvest Festival)
14 December - Day of the Workers of Oil, Gas, Power and Geological Industry
21 December - Day of Remembrance of the First President of Turkmenistan S.A. Niyazov (Saparmurat Turkmenbashi the Great)