Turkmenistan’s main New Year tree was lighted up in its capital Ashgabat on Wednesday.
According to the established tradition, the square in front of the Älem Cultural and Entertainment Center, which housed the country’s tallest New Year tree and a magical themed town, became the center of the New Year's celebrations.
The tree is 38.5 meters high and 16 meters wide. In recent years, the main New Year tree in Ashgabat has been ranked as the highest among the New Year trees in the capitals of the CIS countries.
The ceremony continued with a concert on the square in front of the Älem center.
During the festivity, the children received New Year's gifts on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Following the lighting of the New Year tree in the capital, all the New Year trees in the main squares of cities and villages of velayats sparkled with lights.
(Photos: State News Agency of Turkmenistan)