Novruz Spring Holiday in Turkmenistan

Novruz Spring Holiday in Turkmenistan

The National Spring Holiday – the International Day of Novruz (Nowruz) is celebrated in Turkmenistan with vibrant folklore and ethnical performances, traditional songs and dances, cooking of the national cuisine dishes.

Last year on the 21st of March, the events took place in the capital on the bank of Karakum river where an improvised town is located, recreating in basic details the Turkmen traditional way of life.

A large Turkmen village with yurts, trestles, farmsteads with pets, steaming cauldrons has been built here, which harmoniously combined with the oriental bazaar with its colorful trading tents, lively touts and artists who amuse the people.

Participants of the feast greet with rousing dances and songs of creative collectives, lead singers and folklore ensembles. Here also you can see how wheat is sprouted for the traditional green composition, how the ritual seed dish and other national dishes are prepared, as well as taste the Turkmen churek just taken from tamdyr.

The ways of preparing traditional national products: chal, gatyk, syuzma, ayran and other were demonstrated to the guests. The workshops on woolen spinning and reed straw mats braiding were conducted. Here it was possible to make a contribution to production of koshma-ketche, to sit at the loom.

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