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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Turkmenistan

The tradition of celebrating Eid al-Adha runs deep in the predominantly Muslim Turkmenistan. This holiday is also known as “Kurban-bayram”, and is the holiest day on the Islamic calendar.

202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
202120 JulTueEid al-Adha
202210 JulSunEid al-Adha

On Eid al-Adha, people go to mosque, sacrifice animals, feast with family and friends, don their finest attire, visit relatives, and give donations to the poor. Additionally, they may also visit large markets with a kaleidoscope of shopping stalls present.

Many in Turkmenistan also visit cemeteries on Kurban-bayram to pay their respects to their deceased relatives.

And the president of Turkmenistan normally has some special concert or other event he attends on the holiday.