2016 U.S. and Turkmen Holidays
U.S. Embassy Ashgabat will observe the following United States and Turkmen holidays in calendar year 2016. The embassy will be closed to the public on these days.
|1.||January 1||Friday||US/Turkmen||New Year's Day|
|2.||January 18||Monday||US||Martin Luther King Day|
|3.||February 15||Monday||US||Washington's Birthday|
|4.||February 19||Friday||Turkmen||Turkmen Flag Day|
|5.||March 21||Monday||Turkmen||National Spring Day|
|6.||May 18||Wednesday||Turkmen||Constitution Day of Turkmenistan and
Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy
|7.||May 30||Monday||US||Memorial Day|
|8.||July 4||Monday||US||Independence Day|
|10.||September 5||Monday||US||Labor Day|
|13.||October 6||Thursday||Turkmen||National Commemoration Day|
|14.||October 10||Monday||US||Columbus Day|
|15.||October 27||Thursday||Turkmen||Independence Day of Turkmenistan|
|16.||October 28||Friday||Turkmen||Independence Day of Turkmenistan|
|17.||November 11||Friday||US||Veterans' Day|
|18.||November 24||Thursday||US||Thanksgiving Day|
|19.||December 12||Monday||Turkmen||Neutrality Day|
|20.||December 26**||Monday||US||Christmas Day (observed)|
*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.
**American holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed the preceding Friday and American holidays that fall on a Sunday are observed the following Monday.
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.