Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov.7 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov congratulated Turkmen people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha marked on Nov.7-9.
According to presidential decree, these days have been announced days off.
"Marking Eid al-Adha as a public holiday is another evidence of unchanged commitment to national traditions and customs, ideals of humanism and high universal principles," the president said.
"May Allah Almighty accept your sadaka on the days of Eid al-Adha, hear prayers of thanksgiving and all best wishes!" President Berdimuhammadov said in his speech.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated in the country immediately after gaining independence, the 20th anniversary of which was marked on Oct. 27, 2011.