In Turkmenistan the National holiday of spring – the International
holiday Nowruz will be widely celebrated on March 21-22.
Speaking about the forthcoming event at a meeting of the
government last Friday, the President Gurbanguly
Berdimuhamedov emphasized that "this one of the most ancient
holidays holds a specific place in civilization development of
humanity, what is proved by its inclusion in the List of non-
material cultural heritage of UNESCO – structure of the UN
concerning education, science and culture".
As the President noted, on this occasion celebrations at the state
level all over the country will be organized, main of which will be
held in the administrative center of Mary Region. Here on March
21 in the building "Türkmeniň ak öýi" the Turkmen village with
features and way inherent in it will be spread where it will be
possible to look at original traditions and festive ceremonies of the
Turkmen people, incendiary national games.
Here a versatile exhibition of works of national arts and crafts,
museum values, and also production of the food industry and
agrarian and industrial complex will be organized. The festive
program will include performances of the famous dancing and
folklore collectives, popular actors and a bakhshi. Participants
and guests of a celebration will examine process of preparation of
national dishes. The glorified achalteke racers will become
adornment of a holiday also.
Emphasizing value of a holiday, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
noted that "Nowruz, incorporated best original traditions of the
Turkmen people, their high creative spirit and firm humanistic
ideals, has found new filling in present period. In a basis of this
remarkable holiday primordial customs and an essence of
mentality of Turkmen people are put that is expressed in
peacefulness, neighborliness, friendliness and hospitality", the
head of state told.
At the meeting of the government the President warmly
congratulated the audience and all people on the International
holiday Nowruz and wished all good health, family wellbeing,
welfare, peaceful and happy life.
At the 64th session of General Assembly of the UN according to
the offer of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran and the states of
Central Asia the resolution on establishment of the International
holiday Nowruz has been adopted. It is widely celebrated as the
holiday strengthening the peace relations between the states and
popularizing historical and cultural traditions of the people living in
the countries from Central Asia to the Balkans and the Middle