Mayor of Dushanbe announces International Navruz Festival in March

An international festival will be held in Dushanbe during the days of the tajik newyear celebration of Navruz in March 2019.
According to the mayor of Dushanbe, Rustam Emomali an action plan was approved and authorities of the state capital are in preparation for the celebration of the persian and tajik newyear of Navruz.

The festival’s goal is to strengthen relations between Dushanbe and twin cities in order to develop tourism, and promote the ancient culture and traditions of the Tajik Nation.
As part of the festival, regional culture of Tajiks will be shown in Dushanbe, samples of folk handicrafts will be exhibited and competitions of Gushtingiri fighters and other kinds of national sports will be organized.

Nowruz or Navruz is the name of the Persian New Year’s Day, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups. Despite its Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by diverse communities. In the Republic of Tajikistan Navruz is celebrated nationwide with a lot of festivities, concerts and exhibitions. This year Navrus is on Thursday, March 21, 2019 which is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

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