Holidays and Observances


Calendar 2018

Period Holiday/Observance
1 Jan New Year’s Day
12 Jan Geok Tepe Memorial Day
31 Jan – 2 Feb Motor Show 1 Caspindexpo industrial Products Exhibition Halal Product Expo
19 Feb State Flag of Turkmenistan Day
8 Mar Turkmen Woman’s Day
18-19 Mar Exhibition of Industrials and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan
20 Mar

Nowruz Bayram (Spring Festival)* 
*The biggest festival of the year in Turkmenistan and Central Asia. Usually celebrated in family circle, with tons of food. A special Turkmen feast dish is semeni, a paste made from sprouted wheat and flour. It’s also International Women’s day in Turkmenistan, instead of 8 March elsewhere.

1 Apr

A Drop of Water – A grain of Gold

22 Apr

Turkmen Racing Horse Festival

2-4 May

International Furniture and Household items Exhibition

8 May

Commemoration National Heroes WWII

9 May

Victory Day

18 May

Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly

23-24 May

Turkmenistan Gas Congress

24-25 May

International Exhibition for the Building Trade and Municipal Services

27 May

Carpet Day

27-28 May

International Exhibition and Conference on Carpets of Turkmenistan

3-4 Jun

International Exhibition on Textile Products of Turkmenistan

15 Jun

Eid-al-Fitr (Oraza Bayram)

17 Jun

Galla Bayramy (Wheat Harvest Festival)

27 Jun

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art

20-22 Jul

Turkmen Health – International Exhibition and Science Conference

12 Aug

Turkmen Melon Day

16-18 Aug

International Book Fair

22 Aug

Eid-al-Adha (Kurban Ait)

24-26 Aug

International Autum Exhibition for the Construction Industry

7-9 Sept

International Energy and Electricity Industry Exhibition

9 Sep

Day of the Workers in the Energy Sector

9 Sep

Turkmen Bakhshi Day

3-5 Oct

International Telecomunications and IT Exhibition

6 Oct

Day of Commemoration and National Mourning (Earthquaqe)

11-12 Oct

Exhibition of Economic Achievements of Turkmenistan

27 Oct

Independence Day

2-4 Nov

Ogt Expo – Oil and Gas Turkmenistan – Turkmenistan International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition

3 Nov

Health Day

9-11 Nov

International Exhibition and Conference Education and Sports

24 Nov –
3 Dec

IWF World Championship*


25 Nov

Harvest Festival

25-26 Nov

International Trade Fair and Conference of Cotton Products of Turkmenistan

1-5 Dec

Manufacturing Turkmenistan – Machinery and Supply Industry Exhibition

2 Dec

Good Neighborliness Day

12 Dec

Day of Neutrality

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