Includes the local time zone, typical hours of business and a list of holidays in the country/economy.
Last Published: 11/3/2017

Local time is five hours ahead of GMT (Zulu) or 9-10 hours ahead of the U.S. east coast, depending on spring or fall scheduling.
Businesses are generally open from 9 to 6, Monday through Friday, with many employees in the public and privde sectors working a ¾ day on Saturdays.
2017 Turkmenistan Holidays are:

January 1New Year's Day
February 19 National Flag Day
March 8 International Women's Day
March 21 --22National Spring Holiday
May 9Victory Day
May 18Constitution Day and Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy
October 6National Commemoration day
October 27-28 Independence Day
December 12Neutrality Day

The dates of two additional national holidays, Oraza Bairam (June) and Kurban Bairam (September) are determined by the lunar calendar and announced by Turkmen Government as non-working days. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, then the following working day usually becomes a holiday.


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