National Melon Day (the second Sunday in August), is one of Turkmenistan's 24 public holidays since 1994.
Turkmen celebrate their world-famous Turkmenbashi melon, a crossbreed muskmelon. There's dancing, music events and displaying some wonderful Turkmenbashi melons.
"The Turkmen melon is the source of our pride. Its taste has no equals in the world, the smell makes your head spin." (Niyazov)