The State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan invites those who wishes to the exhibition named “Turkmen melons paradise delicacy”, devoted to the Day of Turkmen melon, which will be held on the 10th of August 2017 at 11:00.
Turkmen melons–paradise delicacy
“Turkmen melon-clean spring of our people’s fate, the sweet, which is matchless”.
President of Тurkmenistan
Since 1994 in our independent, neutral country on the second Sunday of August is solemnly celebrated Day of a Turkmen melon. The fertile Turkmen land is rich in vegetables and cucurbitaceous. Melon takes among them a special place. There is known more than 400kinds of a Turkmen melon, among them are: “vakharman”-72, “garrygyz”-60 and “gulabi”-233 kinds. If the smallest “dessemmaya” melon weighs 50 grammes on the average, “myhmansovar” melon weighs 10 kg, and “koybash” melon-about 18 kg.
In our country are basically cultivated such sorts of a melon, as “vakharman”, „gulabi”, „goktorly”, „garrygyz”, „kyrkgunlik” and „zamcha”. Our ancestors being engaged in watermelon, melon and gourd growing for a long time have learnt to grow up different kinds of cucurbitaceous. From times immemorial our people prepared from a melon and a water-melon “kak” (dried melon), „sok” (dry jam from a melon), treacle, jam. The melons which have been grown up in the country and products made of them have won popularity all over the world. There are records and historical materials of well-known travellers and historians about it. Our ancestors have also known medicinal properties of a melon. „Kak” (dried melon) was used both as a medicine and as sweet.
At the prosperous epoch of the powerful state the holiday devoted to a melon–to the national pride and wealth of the fertile Turkmen land is celebrated with the big solemnity. At the State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan is also organized exhibition devoted to Turkmen melon every year. This year it is named “Turkmen melons–paradise delicacy”. At this exhibition are presented documentary photography, works of artists, labour tools of agriculture and melon growing, various articles, and also museum values from storehouses and the souvenirs glorifying a Turkmen melon still more.