Galla Bayramy (Celebration of the Wheat Harvest) in Turkmenistan Date in the current year: July 17, 2016

Galla Bayramy (Celebration of the Wheat Harvest) in Turkmenistan Galla Bayramy is a public holiday in Turkmenistan that celebrates the annual wheat harvest. It is observed on the third Sunday in July. Galla Bayramy is often regarded as the professional holiday of the country's agricultural workers.

The most widely cultivated crop in Turkmenistan is cotton, but wheat cultivation also plays a very important role in the country's agriculture. Turkmens are considered to be the founders of one of the most ancient agricultural civilizations in the world.

For centuries bread has been revered in Turkmenistan as one of the greatest values. It is regarded as a symbol of well-being and prosperity of the Turkmen nation. Galla Bayramy focuses on reminding of the value of bread and honoring agricultural workers and their contribution to the development of the country.

Galla Bayramy is traditionally marked with conferences on agriculture, scientific forums, expos, art exhibitions, sports competitions, concerts, performances, fairs, markets and other events. The biggest celebration is traditionally held in the capital city of Ashgabat.

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