Independence Day in Turkmenistan
Independence Day in Turkmenistan is the most significant national holiday in the country, for in 1991 this day became the starting point for the proclamation of the Turkmen SSR as a sovereign nation.
On the eve of Independence Day in Turkmenistan, distinguished military officers, politicians, public figures, athletes and others are honored in a special awards ceremony. The day itself is widely celebrated throughout the country, with the central event being a grandiose military parade which takes place on Independence Square in Ashgabat. Free concerts, fairs and public festivities are held all across the country, and the day ends in most cities with a grand fireworks show.