About Day of Culture and Artists
Day of Culture and Artists and the Day of Magtumguly Fragi Poetry take place on June 27th every year. This date embodies the relation of national culture, art, literature forming a single whole and enhancing the importance of art and poetry in the life of people. This is because the culture is a soul of the nation and art is its heritage.
Magtymguly was a Turkmen spiritual leader and philosophical poet, who was born on 18 May 1724. He made significant efforts to secure independence and autonomy for his people in the 18th century.
Until recently Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy Day was celebrated on May 18th, Constitution Day, which was also the birthday of legendary 18th century Turkmen poet Magtumguly. Coincidentally, June 27th happens to be President Berdymukhammedov’s birthday