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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Turkmenistan public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2018, and covering calendar year 2019 Turkmenistan public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Turkmenistan public holidays news and updates.

2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Turkmenistan Public Holidays August 22-24

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday to Friday, August 22-24, 2018, as non-working public holidays on account of the Eid al-Adha festival.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Turkmenistan 2017 Year-End Bank Holidays Ruled-Out

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - The Central Bank of Turkmenistan has announced that "banking operations will be carried out in Turkmenistan every day until December 31, 2017, including weekend", ruling-out the last-minute declaration of year-end 2017-2018 banks holidays in Turkmenistan.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Turkmenistan Public Holidays Overhaul

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - The parliament of Turkmenistan, the Mejlis, has adopted Amendments to the Labor Code of Turkmenistan which drastically change the annual calendar of official public holidays in Turkmenistan ("work at enterprises, organizations and institutions is not carried out on the following national holiday and memorable days").
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Turkmenistan Public Holiday September 5

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Tuesday, September 5, 2017, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday "to make up for the Sunday that happens during the Eid al-Adha festival".
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2015

  • Jul
  • 16
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  • 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)".
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2014

  • Oct
  • 1
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • 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".
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • 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).
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • 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)".
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2012

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • 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".
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • 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).
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Turkmenistan 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the transfer of the day off on the occasion of Oraza-Bayram") declaring Monday, August 20, 2012, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Turkmenistan Public Holiday February 20

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the transfer of the day off on the occasion of National Flag Day of Turkmenistan") declaring Monday, February 20, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in connection with the upcoming celebration of the National Flag Day of Turkmenistan.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Turkmenistan January 2 Public Holiday

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in connection with the upcoming celebration of the Western New Year in Turkmenistan.
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  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Turkmenistan 2011 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday to Wednesday, November 7-9, 2011, as non-working public holidays in connection with the upcoming celebration of Kurban Bayram in Turkmenistan.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Turkmenistan 2011 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, signed the decree "On Celebration of Oraza Bayram" declaring Wednesday, August 31, 2011, as the non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming End of Ramadan.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Turkmenistan Declares December 13 Public Holiday

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday, December 13, 2010, as an additional non-working public holidays in connection with the upcoming celebration of the Neutrality Day public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Turkmenistan 2010 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday to Friday, November 17-19, 2010, as non-working public holidays in connection with the celebration of Gurban Bayram in Turkmenistan.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Turkmenistan 2010 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Friday, September 10, 2010, as the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Turkmenistan Extends Upcoming Novruz Public Holidays

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - During this week's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has announced that he had signed a decree extending the 2-day annual Novruz, Spring Holiday, public holiday for a 3rd day, Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Turkmenistan Declares New December 14 Sectorial Holiday

    State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) - At this week's enlarged meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, announced the decision to celebrate the Day of Oil and Gas Industry Workers and Geologists each year on December 14.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Turkmenistan 2009 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Extended

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed the "Decree On The Kurban Bayramy Celebrations" which sets the Kurban Bayramy celebrations in Turkmenistan, for the period of November 28-30, 2009, with an additional, one-off, day in lieu, public holiday on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Turkmenistan Declares October 26 Public Holiday

    Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree declaring Monday, October 26, 2009, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming 18th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Turkmenistan 2009 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - At a regular meeting of Turkmenistan's Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree declaring Monday, September 21, 2009, as the non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming Oraza Bayramy (End of Ramadan).
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2008

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Turkmenistan Changes Dates Of Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, signed a decree setting the dates of the upcoming Kurban Bayramy (aka. Eid al-Adha) as Tuesday, December 9, to Thursday, December 11, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Turkmenistan 2008 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced

    IWPR (Ashgabad) - The government of Turkmenistan has indirectly confirmed that the 3-day of public holidays for the upcoming Eid al Adha public holiday (known locally as Kurban Bairam) would begin on Monday, December 8, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Turkmenistan 2008 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, signed a decree declaring Thursday, October 2, 2008, as the non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming Oraza Bayramy (End of Ramadan).
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Turkmenistan Returns To Gregorian Calendar Month Sequence

    Trend (Ashgabad) - The Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan has adopted a new constitution which enshrines its resolution of last spring "On [the] national system of chronology in Turkmenistan" under which Turkmenistan would return to universally recognized (Gregorian) month names and sequence.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Turkmenistan Gazettes Public Holidays Law Amendments

    State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) - The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed into law the Turkmenistan Act No 207-III of 15 August 2008 to amend the Labour Code of 1972 (as amended in 1992), which amends article 66 of Turkmenistan's Labour Code, the part dealing with Holidays and Memorable Days.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Turkmenistan To Declare New Annual National Holiday

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamdov, instructed the chairperson of the Turkmen parliament, Akja Nurverdiyeva, to make amendments to the list of Turkmenistan's holidays as well as to the legislation of Turkmenistan, to establish a new national holiday, the Day of Turkmen Cultural Workers, to be marked annually on June 27.
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  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Turkmenistan Cancels Niyazov Birthday Public Holiday

    International Herald Tribune (Ashgabad) - The president of Turkmenistan has abolished a public holiday honoring the birthday of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov, whose February 19 birthday was one of Turkmenistan's most important public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Turkmenistan Restores Women's Day Public Holiday

    Izvestiya-Kazakhstan (Almaty) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has signed into law recent changes made by the national parliament to the Labour Code of Turkmenistan, thus restoring the March 8, International Women's Day, to the list of official public holidays.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Turkmenistan 2007 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President issued a decree confirming the 3-day period of Thursday to Saturday, December 20-22, 2007, as the official public holidays dates for this year's Kurban Bayramy.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Turkmenistan 2007 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, signed the decree "On Oraza holiday" declaring Saturday, October 13, 2007, as the non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming Oraza Bayramy (End of Ramadan).
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2006

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Turkmenistan 2006 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced

    Interfax (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan is marking the beginning of the Eid-ul-Adha holiday, also known as Kurban Bairam.
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  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Turkmenistan Elections On February 11

    Reuters (Ashgabad) - The People's Assembly, Turkmenistan's top legislative body, unanimously voted in favor of holding a presidential election on February 11, 2007, to choose a successor to the late President Saparmurat Niyazov.
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  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Turkmenistan National Mourning Until December 30

    Al Jazeera (Ashgabad) - Following the death of Turkmenistan's autocratic president, Saparmurat Niyazov, who died of heart failure last Thursday, and whose funeral is scheduled for next Sunday, all restaurants, cafes and liquor shops were closed throughout the country, and weddings were ordered to be postponed until December 30, the end of the national mourning period.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Turkmenistan's President Dies

    IWPR (Ashgabad) - President Saparmurat Niazov, died this morning of a heart attack. As news of Niazov's death broke, Turkmenistan announced a 7-day period of national mourning, and closed its borders.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Turkmenistan Declares October 24 Id al-Fitr Public Holiday

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Saparmurat Niyazov, has signed the decree "On Id al-Fitr celebrations" which declares Tuesday, October 24, 2006, as the date of the day off non-working public holiday for the upcoming Id al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) celebrations.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Turkmenistan Declares November 3 Oraza Public Holiday

    Turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, has signed a decree declaring Thursday, November 3, 2005, as a national non-working public holiday on the occasion of the Oraza (End of Ramadan) Muslim festival.
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2004

  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Turkmenistan Announces Dates Of Upcoming Kurban Bayram Public Holiday

    turkmenistan.ru (Ashgabad) - Turkmen President, Saparmurat Niyazov, has signed a resolution declaring three days to be public holidays, Friday to Sunday, February 2 to 4, 2004.
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2003

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Turkmenistan Declares End Of Ramadan Public Holiday Date

    BBC Monitoring International Reports (Asgabat) - The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday, November 26, 2003, as a national public holiday on the occasion of the Id al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Muslim festival.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Turkmenistan Declares March 21 Public Holiday

    Turkmen State News Service (Ashgabat) - Turkmenistan's president, Saparmyrat Niyazov, has announced that he will issue a decree, effective immediately, making March 21 a new annual public holiday to combine 3 holidays in one, the Nowruz spring festival, Spring Day, and Women's Day.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Turkmenistan Changes Date Of Women's Day Public Holiday

    Turkmen State News Service (Ashgabat) - Turkmenistan's president, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, has decreed that, henceforth, the annual Women's Day public holiday would be moved from March 8 to March 20.
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2002

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Turkmenistan Announces Oraza-Bayram Public Holiday

    Pravda (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Saparmurat Niyazov, has issued a decree proclaiming a day off public holiday for Friday, December 6, 2002, on the occasion of this year's Oraza-Bayram (end of Ramadan) Muslim festival.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Turkmenistan Declares February 23-25 Public Holidays

    Turkmen State News Service (Ashgabat) - Turkmenistan's president, Saparmyrat Niyazov, has signed a resolution declaring February 23-25, 2002, as a non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming feast for Id al-Adha ("the annual Muslim festival marking the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca").
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2001

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Turkmenistan Announces Date Of Uraza Bairam Public Holiday

    Pravda (Ashgabad) - Turkmenistan's President, Saparmurat Niyazov, has issued a decree proclaiming a day off public holiday for Monday, December 17, 2001, on the occasion of this year's Uraza-Bairam (end of Ramadan) Muslim festival.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Turkmenistan Public Holiday On September 19

    Turkmen State News Service (Ashgabat) - The government of Turkmenistan has adopted a resolution declaring Wednesday, September 19, 2011, as a non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Turkmenistan Declares March 5-7 Public Holidays

    Turkmen State News Service (Ashgabat) - Turkmenistan's president, Saparmyrat Niyazov, has signed a resolution declaring March 5-7, 2001, as a non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming feast for Id al-Adha.
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1999

  • May
  • 20
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  • Turkmenistan Restores May 9 Annual Public Holiday

    Turkmen TV One (Ashkhabad) - Turkmenistan's president, President Saparmyrat Turkmenbashy Niyazov, has signed a decree declaring Victory Day, May 9th, as an annual national public holiday of the Turkmen people and a day off.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Turkmenistan Declares March 28-30 Public Holidays

    Turkmen TV One (Ashkhabad) - Turkmenistan's Cabinet of Ministers, chaired by President Saparmyrat Turkmenbashy Niyazov, has decreed that decreed that March 28-30, 1999, would be public holidays to mark the Eid-ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Turkmenistan Announces January 19 Ramadan Public Holiday

    Turkmen Television First Channel (Ashkhabad) - Turkmenistan's president, Saparmyrat Niyazov, has signed a resolution declaring Tuesday, January 19, 1999, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming feast for the End of Ramadan.
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1998

  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Turkmenistan Confirms End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Turkmen TV One (Ashkhabad) - The government of Turkmenistan has confirmed that the upcoming public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, January 14, 1998.
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See also: Turkmenistan bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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