2013 U.S. and Turkmen Holidays
Embassy Ashgabat will observe the following United States and Turkmen holidays in calendar year 2013. The embassy will be closed to the public on these days.
|January 1||Tue||U.S./Turkmen||New Year's Day|
|January 21||Mon||U.S.||Martin L. King's Day|
|February 18||Mon||U.S.||President's Day|
|February 19||Tue||Turkmen||Turkmen Flag Day|
|March 8||Fri||Turkmen||International Women's Day|
|March 21-22||Thu-Fri||Turkmen||National Spring Holiday|
|May 9||Thu||Turkmen||Victory Day|
|May 27||Mon||U.S.||Memorial Day|
|July 4||Thu||U.S.||Independence Day|
|August* (1 day)||-||Turkmen||Oraza Bayramy|
|September 2||Mon||U.S.||Labor Day|
|October 7**||Mon||Turkmen||National Commemoration Day (Oct 6)|
|October 14||Mon||U.S.||Columbus Day|
|October* (1 day)||-||Turkmen||Kurban Bayramy|
|October 28||Mon||Turkmen||Independence Day of Turkmenistan|
|November 11||Mon||U.S.||Veterans' Day|
|November 28||Thu||U.S.||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 12||Thu||Turkmen||Neutrality Day|
|December 25||Wed||U.S.||Christmas Day|
* The dates of Kurban Bayramy and Oraza Bayramy are determined by the lunar calendar. Therefore, the exact dates for these holidays cannot be announced with any certainty at this time. When notified, an announcement will be sent out to identify the specific dates.
** Turkmen holidays falling on weekends (Sunday) are observed on the subsequent workday.
Holidays in the USA
The United States, like other nations, sets aside a number of days each year to commemorate events, people or public occasions.