A Drop of Water Is a Grain of Gold Holiday in Turkmenistan Date in the current year: April 2, 2017

A Drop of Water Is a Grain of Gold Holiday in Turkmenistan A Drop of Water Is a Grain of Gold is a national holiday in Turkmenistan. It is annually observed on the first Sunday in April. The holiday was established by Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy 's Presidential Decree in 1995.

The holiday got its name due to the fact that the water is the biggest treasure in Turkmenistan. Every drop of water in the dry desert climate is really worth its weight in gold. This led to creation of a unique holiday A Drop of Water Is a Grain of Gold and undertaking of special measures aimed to artificially mitigate climate of the Karakum Desert and transform it to the resort of global significance.

Various concerts and theater performances are held across the country to celebrate this holiday. President of Turkmenistan traditionally delivers a congratulatory speech to the employees of the water management sector, one of the most important sectors of national economy, since A Drop of Water Is a Grain of Gold Holiday is considered as their professional holiday.

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Public Holidays

Country

Turkmenistan

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