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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha 2019 and 2020 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.

201912 AugMonEid al-Adha
202031 JulFriEid 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.