Constitution and Flag Day in Turkmenistan in 2020

Constitution and Flag Day in Turkmenistan in 2020
  How long until Constitution and Flag Day?
This holiday next takes place in 275 days.
  Dates of Constitution and Flag Day in Turkmenistan
2021 Turkmenistan Tue, May 18National Holiday
2020 Turkmenistan Mon, May 18National Holiday
2019 Turkmenistan Sat, May 18National Holiday
2018 Turkmenistan Fri, May 18National Holiday
2017 Turkmenistan Thu, May 18National Holiday
  Summary
Marks Turkmenistan's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991

When is Constitution Day in Turkmenistan?

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan and is celebrated on 18 May.

It commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of Turkmenistan on 18 May 1992.

History of Constitution Day in Turkmenistan

The Constitution of Turkmenistan was adopted on 18 May 1992. It is the supreme law of Turkmenistan.

The Constitution emphasises self-determination for the Turkmen people, as well as the rule of law and rights for citizens.

Since its adoption in 1992, the Constitution has been reviewed seven times: in 1995, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2006, as well as in 2008 and 2016.

The day is marked by a ceremony to lay spring flowers at the Monument to the Constitution in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital. Other events to commemorate the day include a concert and poetry evenings.

Day of Revival, Unity and Magtymguly’s Poetry

The poetry evenings are fitting as a Day of Revival, Unity and Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy is also celebrated in Turkmenistan on May 18.

Magtymguly was a Turkmen spiritual leader and philosophical poet, who was born on 18 May 1724. He made significant efforts to secure independence and autonomy for his people in the 18th century.

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