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21.01.08 10:55
List of holidays and commemorative days approved in Turkmenistan
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the law "On amendment of the Labor Code of Turkmenistan." The text of the law was published in all print media of Turkmenistan today, the Turkmenistan.ru's correspondent reports. In accordance with the law, the following days have been declared days off in Turkmenistan:

1. New Year - January 1
2. Day of Remembrance - January 12
3. Day of state flag of Turkmenistan - February 19
4. International women's day - March 8
5. National spring holiday - March 21-22
6. 1941-1945 World War II Victory Day - May 9
7. Day of revival, unity and Makhtumkuli Fragi's poetry - May 18
8. National day of commemoration - October 6
9. Independence Day of Turkmenistan - October 27-28
10. National holiday of Turkmenistan - Neutrality Day - December 12
11. Kurban Bayramy - the exact day of Kurban Bayramy holiday is specified annually by the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
12. Oraza Baramy - the exact day is specified in accordance with the decree by the President of Turkmenistan "On Oraza Bayramy"

Apart from that, Turkmenistan will mark the following holidays and commemorative days:

1. Suw damjasy altyn danesi (A drop of water is a grain of gold) holiday - the first Sunday of April
2. World health day - April 7
3. Turkmen horse holiday - last Sunday of April
4. Turkmen carpet holiday - last Sunday of May
5. World children's day - June 1
6. World environment day - June 5
7. Day of science - June 12
8. Galla Bayramy (Day of harvest) - third Sunday of July
9. Turkmen melon day - second Sunday of August
10. Day of knowledge and students - September 1
11. Day of Ruhnama - September 12
12. Day of Turkmen bakhshi - second Sunday of September
13. World elders day - October 1
14. Day of harvest - last Sunday of November
15. Day of good neighborliness - first Sunday of December
16. Day of commemoration of the first president of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov - December 21

The law says "the dates of professional holidays are specified by decrees of the President of Turkmenistan."

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