Independence Day of the Republic of Turkmenistan

The main national holiday in Republic of Turkmenistan celebrated on October 27 – Independence Day. The history of the holiday of the Central Asian country began in 1991, when the Verkhovna Rada of the TRSR adopted the corresponding law. Since 2018, the holiday has been moved to September 27 by decision of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan. It is assumed that the new date Independence Day chosen in honor of the closing of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Interesting facts about the country:

  • Turkmenistan ranks fourth in the world in terms of explored natural gas reserves and reserves.
  • The Kunya Urgenche minaret, the tallest in Asia, was built on the territory of the country – 67 meters.
  • Near the village of Khoja-pil in the Kuytendagu Mountains, there is a Plateau of Dinosaurs with real traces of giant animals – more than 2,500 prints.
  • In Ashgabat there is the only Turkish Carpet Museum in the world with giant products – carpets measuring 193, 266, 294 and 301 square meters. m.
  • The pride and national pride of the country are Akhal-Teke horses, standard riding horses.

According to tradition, on the Independence Day in Turkmenistan, a military parade, solemn events and awarding of prominent Turkmen are held.

Independence Day of the Republic of Turkmenistan


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