Day of Neutrality is a state holiday that’s observed in Turkmenistan every year on the 12th of December. It coincides with the United Nation’s created holiday, International Day of Neutrality, and it’s considered to be the second-most significant holiday in Turkmenistan.
It’s a day that advocates for friendly relations between different countries. Turkmenistan is a permanently neutral country and its neutrality is viewed as a source of pride by its citizens and that’s why so much emphasis has been placed on this holiday since it was first created back in the mid-1990s.
The History Of Day Of Neutrality
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution A/50/80 on December 12, 1995. This resolution recognized and supported the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan. This holiday is observed not only in Turkmenistan but is also celebrated internationally as International Day of Neutrality.
Amazing Facts About Turkmenistan
We have listed some amazing facts about this country below for everyone to enjoy. Let’s go through them one-by-one before we talk about how the Day of Neutrality is observed in this country.
- Turkmenistan is mainly a desert and about 70% of it is covered by a dry climate.
- The most popular tourist attraction in Turkmenistan is the Darvaza Gas Crater.
- Some of the best melons in the world are grown in Turkmenistan.
- The national instrument of Turkmenistan is the Dutar.
- This country is one of the least visited countries in the world.
- Tourists are not allowed to visit this country outside of a tour group or without a guide.
Observing Day Of Neutrality
This holiday is observed with holiday concerts, parties, and other special events all across the Central Asian republic. It’s also a day on which people learn more about neutrality and the positive effect it can have on not only one’s country but the world as well.
When is Day Of Neutrality in Turkmenistan?
|This year (2023)||December 12 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||December 12 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||December 12 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|