Novruz Bayramy - a holiday of kindness and peacefulness


17 March 2022

Turkmenistan is preparing to celebrate one of the most revered holidays - Novruz Bayramy, which has an international status.

In 2010, the United Nations Organization declared March 21 the International Day of Novruz and called for celebrating this spring holiday as a celebration that strengthens peaceful relations between peoples, affirming the ideals of friendship, brotherhood and humanism.

Nowruz is included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a cultural tradition of many peoples. And for our country, this holiday, which marks the arrival of spring according to the astronomical solar calendar, is also national. Among the many customs accompanying solemn days is the national The event will take place on March 20 this year.

Our wise ancestors believed that it was on this day that nature awakens to a new life, a new agricultural year begins, seeds can be sown and trees can be planted. So the main treat of the festive dastarkhan is a dish made from young wheat sprouts - seeds. Recipes for this delicacy are passed down from generation to generation.

Traditionally, seeds are cooked on the eve of Novruz. Young wheat sprouts are boiled from night to dawn. Soon, the thick, smooth brew takes on a dark brown hue in appearance and tastes like a thick jam or jam. Surprisingly, young wheat is prepared without the addition of sugar, and acquires a sweetish taste during languishing on fire.

Turkmen people always welcome Novruz Bayram with a big bang. Festive events are held in compliance with national traditions and rituals. Costumed performances with the participation of song and dance ensembles and folklore groups of the country are played out at impromptu concert venues.

An integral part of the celebrations are the performances of folk bakhshis, young boys and girls ride high swings, and horse races take place at the hippodromes. On the days of the holiday, it is customary to put on new clothes, go to visit, give gifts and forgive each other old grievances.

Novruz, the bright holiday of the spring equinox, carries the values of kindness and peacefulness, inspiring people for creativity, creation, as well as general labor success.