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Turkmenistan bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Turkmenistan Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Thu Memorial Day
Feb.    Sun Flag Day
Mar.    Wed International Women's Day
        Tue Spring Holiday (Novruz)
        Wed Spring Holiday
May     Tue Victory Day
        Thu Revival and Unity Day (Magtumguli Day)
June    Mon Oraza Baramy / Oraza Ait (End of Ramadan)
Sep.  2 Sat Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice)
      3 Sun Kurban Bayramy Holiday
      4 Mon Kurban Bayramy Holiday
Oct.  6 Fri Earthquake Remembrance Day
     27 Fri Independence Day
     28 Sat Independence Day Holiday
Dec. 12 Tue Neutrality Day (National Day)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

16 Jul 2015 Turkmenistan 2015 Ramadan Public Holiday (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Oraza") declaring Saturday, July 18, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan for the "Celebration of Oraza Bayram (Ramadan)".  01 Oct 2014 Turkmenistan 2014 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Eid al-Adha") once again declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan, from Sunday to Tuesday, October 5-7, 2014, on account of the upcoming annual Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice) and related non-working public holidays of Turkmenistan.  15 May 2014 Turkmenistan Public Holiday May 19 (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has once again signed a decree ("to create favorable conditions for the celebrations and good rest of the population") declaring Monday, May 19, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday, to reflect the fact that this year's annual public holiday for Magtymguly Pyragy falls on a Sunday.  21 Dec 2013 Turkmenistan Adds December 31 Public Holiday (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has once again signed a decree ("On the postponement of day off for the celebration of the New Year") declaring Tuesday, December 31, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday "in order to create favorable conditions for the solemn celebration of the New Year and for a good recreation of the population".  25 Oct 2013 Turkmenistan Extra Public Holiday October 29 (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the postponement of the day-off of October 27") declaring Tuesday, October 29, 2013, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming 22nd anniversary of the independence.  05 Oct 2013 Turkmenistan 2013 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Eid al-Adha") declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan, October 15-17, 2013, on account of the upcoming Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice).  03 Aug 2013 Turkmenistan 2013 Ramadan Public Holiday (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Thursday, August 8, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan for the "Celebration of Oraza Bayram (Ramadan)".  22 Dec 2012 Turkmenistan Public Holiday December 31 (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the postponement of [a] workday for the celebration of the New Year") declaring Monday, December 31, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday "in order to create favorable conditions for the solemn celebration of the New Year".  25 Oct 2012 Turkmenistan 2012 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays Extended (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) The recent decree ("On the celebration of Kurban Bairam") declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice) has been extended by one day; Monday, October 29, 2012, which will also be a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan.  24 Oct 2012 Turkmenistan 2012 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays (Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Kurban Bairam") declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Turkmenistan public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Earthquake Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan so that people can commemorate their relatives, visit a graveyard, and offer prayers in the mosques and churches for the peace of soul of victims of the battlefields and devastating earthquake in Ashgabat in 1948.  Seker Bairam (End of Ramadan): Turkmenistan revived Seker Bairam, also known as Oraza, as national public holiday in 1999.  Melon Day is national holiday observed annually in August, and which was established by a decree of President Saparmurat Niyazov in 1994. Since Niyazov's death in late 2006, this holidays has fallen out of favour.  Turkmen Carpet Day is another one of late President Niyazov's creations and is reported to be widely celebrated in Turkmenistan in late May.  Health Day, traditionally held in November is an occasion for the President and members of his government to climb up the Path of Health scenic route. We have confirmation that this holiday has been retained as of 2007.  Commemorative Days: The full list of commemorative days, following the January 2008 revision, is: Suw damjasy altyn danesi (a drop of water is a grain of gold) holiday - the first Sunday of April World health day - April 7 Turkmen horse holiday - last Sunday of April Turkmen carpet holiday - last Sunday of May World children's day - June 1 World environment day - June 5 Day of science - June 12 Galla Bayramy (Day of harvest) - third Sunday of July Turkmen melon day - second Sunday of August Day of knowledge and students - September 1 Day of Ruhnama - September 12 Day of Turkmen bakhshi - second Sunday of September World elders day - October 1 Day of harvest - last Sunday of November Day of good neighborliness - first Sunday of December Day of commemoration of the first president of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov - December 21.  Turkmenistan International Codes TM and TKM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .tm (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Turkmenistan information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Turkmenistan maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Turkmenistan), and Wikipedia (includes Turkmenistan commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Turkmenistan, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Turkmenistan, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Turkmenistan.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Turkmenistan that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Turkmenistan were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Turkmenistan, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Turkmenistan, before planning any trip to Turkmenistan. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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