Source:Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad)
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: March 19, 2021
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.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the decree applies to both the private and public sectors ("all agencies, companies and organizations, regardless of ownership form, are prescribed to enforce this order") and follows last year's amendments to the Labor Code of Turkmenistan (2017-10-10) which drastically changed 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").
The Labour Code of Turkmenistan does not specify any systematic compensation when any of Turkmenistan's public holidays falls on a weekend.