Moscow continues celebrating Nowruz
Nowruz is a holiday of spring, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the astronomical solar calendar. The history of its origin dates back several centuries and can trace its roots to the Zoroastrian period. In 2009, the holiday was officially registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Since that moment, March 21 was declared the International day of Nowruz. Today it is a state holiday in Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and other countries. In Russia, it is celebrated in Dagestan, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and some other republics.
Within the framework of the project 'National holidays' Novoruz was celebrated at the Moscow House of Nationalities. The director of the Moscow House of Nationalities Vladimir Tarasov said: "The geography of the holiday is amazing, it stretches from Egypt to some US states and South America, not even mentioning the post-Soviet space, where our former Soviet republics and currently independent states celebrate this wonderful holiday. People celebrate it in the days of the vernal equinox, when winter meets summer - a first furrow, grass, flowers, everything wakes up and comes to life."
A member of the Presidency of the Russian Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Professor Sergey Kandybovich, told Vestnik Kavkaza: "All national holidays are unifying. It is very important for Russia as a multinational state that mutual penetration of cultures was carried out through mass cultural events, and as many people as possible can penetrate into the culture of their neighbors,. It shows how strong we are, what a powerful culture we have, and this is especially evident when you look at something new, not typical for the culture of your people. Therefore, Nowruz, as a very bright, very emotional holiday, has become one of the fundamental holidays among many national holidays, which we gladly celebrate in Russia."
In the framework of the National Holiday Nowruz project, personal works by Balnura Asanova, Vladimir Gvozdev, Lilia Ramazanova and Mamut Churlu were presented at the Moscow House of Nationalities.