Good Neighborliness Day in Turkmenistan Date in the current year: December 4, 2016

Good Neighborliness Day in Turkmenistan Good Neighborliness Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan, that is annually celebrated on the first Sunday in December. This holiday was established on the basis of an old custom goňşy okara, according to which people were to share bread and salt with their neighbors. Festive events dedicated to this holiday take place in many cities across Turkmenistan.

The Turkmen custom goňşy okara has an ancient origin. According to this custom, the neighbors were supposed to maintain good relations and treat each other with bread and salt. This custom became the foundation for a new public holiday, that was established by the government of Turkmenistan in order to remind people of their ancient customs and values.

The festive events of Good Neighborliness Day scatter across Turkmenistan. For instance, free concerts and folk festivals are organized in the capital of Turkmenistan. Also all people prepare presents and spend a lot of time for cooking national dishes to treat to their neighbors.

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