The holiday of Turkmen melon is traditionally marked on the second Sunday of August. On the occasion of the “sweet” holiday is marked in all Turkmen cities and towns, exhibitions, fairs, concerts and sport events are organized. All participants and guests are offered to taste pieces of sugar melons and water melons as well as dishes of the national cuisine.
In Ashgabat, the main events were held in the National Independence Park where traditional yurts, performance stages, exhibition stands for the best samples of melons and fruits brought from all provinces of the country were fixed. The holiday program includes awarding of 25 best melon-growers - winners of the regional contests with handing over of diplomas and gifts on behalf of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the grand concert of masters of arts.