Turkmenistan holidays

1 January - New Year's Day
12 January - Memorial Day
19 February - State Flag of Turkmenistan Day
8 March - International Woman's Day
March 20-21 - Nowruz Bayram, national spring holiday
First Sunday in April - "A Drop of Water-A Grain of Gold" Festival
Last Sunday in April - Turkmen Racing Horse Festival
8 May - Day of Commemoration of the National Heroes of the 1941-1945 World War
9 May - Victory Day (World War II)
May 18-19 - Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Makhtumkuli
Last Sunday in May - Turkmen Carpet Festival
Third Sunday in July - Galla Bayramy Festival
Second Sunday in August - Turkmen Melon Day
Second Saturday in September - Day of the Workers in the Oil, Gas, Power, and Geological Industry
Second Sunday in September - Turkmen Bakhshi Day
6 October - Day of Commemoration and National Mourning ("Earthquake Commemoration Day")
October 27-28 - Independence Day
First Sunday in November - Health Day
Last Sunday in November - Harvest Festival, Good Neighborliness Day
12 December - Day of Neutrality and Day of Student Youth

Oraza (Ramadan) one month Muslim fasting period, approx. 01-30.08.2011 and 20.07-19.08.2012
Oraza Bayram (Eid ul-Fitr) one day Muslim end of fast holiday, approx. 30.08.2011 and 19.08.2012
Kurban Bayram (Eid ul-Adha) three day Muslim holiday, approx. 6-9.11.2011 and 25-28.10.2012