Turkmenistan celebrates the Independence Day
28 Sen
Turkmenistan celebrates the Independence Day

On 27 September, 2019 early morning President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended a flower laying ceremony at Independence Monument in honor of the 28th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence. Thousands of residents and guests of Ashgabat gathered in the square in front of the Monument. Soldiers of the guard of honor lined up along the alley. Following the national anthem, the head of state laid a wreath of flowers at the foot of Independence Monument.

Following the President of the country, wreaths and bouquets of flowers were laid by the government officials, leaders of the Mejlis (parliament), military and law enforcement agencies, heads of regional administrations and the Ashgabat city administration. They were joined by Turkmen and foreign diplomats, representatives of political parties and public associations, ministries and departments, honorary elders, students, residents and guests of the capital.

Then the military parade and festive procession celebrating the 28th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence were held in Ashgabat with participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Columns of various branches of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan carrying modern military equipment, as well as law enforcement units marched past the central stand. The air show of the parade aroused great interest of the audience. Combat aircrafts and helicopters flew over the central square of Ashgabat.

The military parade finished with the show by a separate battalion of the guard of honor of the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan and a model orchestra of the Armed Forces in front of the central stand. The military men demonstrated impeccable skills in performing firearms handling techniques.

The military parade was followed by the festive procession of parliamentarians, elders, representatives of political parties, public associations, various sectors of the economy and spheres of life of the state and society. The procession included the delegations from all regions of Turkmenistan.

In the evening, Independence Day was celebrated with a festive variety concert on the square in front of Älem (Universe) cultural and entertainment center. The pop stars’ performances concluded with fireworks in the evening sky of the Turkmen capital. Celebrations in honor of the 28th anniversary of Independence Day were held in all regions of Turkmenistan.