President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the people of Turkmenistan on the occasion of the National holiday of spring – the International Day of Novruz.
According to the Turkmen leader, Novruz is an age-old holiday of many peoples, which our ancestors widely celebrated, identifying it with the coming of the new year.
This holiday is a unique component of the national mentality. Traditions and customs inherited from ancestors are filled with new content, enriched with new trends. Nowadays Novruz is an invaluable treasure that absorbs the ancient history, cultural heritage, and the spiritual world of our people.
“As is known, in accordance with the special resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations, March 21 was declared the International Day of Nowruz, and the holiday was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. These historically important events, increasing the international significance of Novruz and contributing to building up friendly and fraternal relations between peoples, are of great importance in preserving and improving universal human values, traditions of humanism, and popularizing the national cultural heritage.
“This year, marked by the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan, the 140th anniversary of the city of Ashgabat, Novruz holiday is solemnly celebrated, accompanied by colorful festivals, competitions in the art of singing, exhibitions of decorative and applied arts, as well as agricultural products and demonstration of gastronomic traditions. All this is of particular importance in the context of popularizing our ancient cultural heritage, educating the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism.
“The national holiday of spring glorifies the principles of the Turkmen people, based on peacefulness, friendship and humanism, inspires our citizens to grandiose accomplishments. The joy that Novruz brings fills our hearts with the energy of spring”, the President of Turkmenistan underlines in his congratulatory address.
In conclusion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished the compatriots good health, long life, family well-being and new labor victories.
“Let the melodies of the Novruz holiday sound an ode glorifying the high achievements of our Motherland, the happy, peaceful and prosperous life of our united people!” the President of Turkmenistan says in his address.