Turkmenistan celebrated New Year `s Day
2 Jan
Turkmenistan celebrated New Year `s Day

Turkmen people celebrated New Year `s Day. Traditionally, Ashgabat Square in front of the Älem entertainment center, where the main Christmas tree of the country is set, has become the center of the celebration.

Ashgabat residents and guests of the capital here have become spectators of a festive show with the participation of popular entertainers and rising stars of the scene. Then, with the help of a teleconference, welayats (regions) of Turkmenistan alternately joined the New Year celebration in Ashgabat with congratulations and concert numbers.

The culmination of the holiday was the New Year's address of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the people of Turkmenistan, transmitted by tele-bridge from the Oguzhan palace complex.

The head of state congratulated the people of the country on the New Year holiday. He named the landmark events of 2018 in the life of the country, and also outlined the priorities of the state’s domestic and foreign policy for the future. After the New Year’s congratulations from the head of state, the national anthem of Turkmenistan sounded and volleys of celebratory fireworks sounded, announcing the onset of the new, 2019.