Independence Day

Independence Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan which commemorates independence from the USSR in 1991.

Culture & Heritage | Historical


This is one of the most important public holidays celebrated in Turkmenistan, and although called Independence Day, it falls over two days, October 27 and 28. It provides a good opportunity to discover more about the culture of Turkmenistan as traditional folklore tales are told and traditional horsemanship shows take place. There is a good dose of hearty Turkmen food served at communal gatherings.