"Drop of water — grain of gold"

The holiday was established in 1995 by decree of Saparmurat Niyazov, who officially declared the goal of artificial softening the harsh climate of the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan and the transformation into a resort of world importance.

This is a celebration of water, which has always lacked in dry arid areas of Central Asia, celebrated on the first Sunday in April.

Being a national holiday, "Drop of water — grain of gold" and is a professional holiday of the Turkmen land reclamation.

On this day especially distinguished industry professionals receive state awards.