Independence Day (Turkmenistan)
Turkmen: Garaşsyzlyk baýramy
|Significance||The day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Turkmen SSR Supreme Soviet in 1991|
|Next time||27 October 2014|
On October 27, 1991 the Supreme Council of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist republic adopted the law "About Independence and Bases of a State System of Turkmenistan". After disintegration of the USSR the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic became one of the last to the Soviet Socialist Republic on the former Soviet Union, proclaimed the state sovereignty.
On the Independence Day of Turkmenistan through all Central Asian republic pass mass festivities. Already there was a tradition, on the eve of a holiday to award outstanding citizens of Turkmenistan — cultural figures, art, sports, policy. Quite often "festive amnesties" to the people who once have violated the law (generally on unintentional and to not serious crimes, and also women and minors appear condemned). On a central square of Ashgabat carried out military parade.
In many cities of the country are held festive events and concerts. Salutes and fireworks in honor of independence finding became also traditional.
In Turkmenistan on October 27 and 28 days are the festive.
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