29 June 2009, Monday, 10:12

Astana celebrated plough festival

author: Marina Shumilova

The capital of Kazakhstan Astana celebrated the plough festival the day before. The city sabantuy, devoted to the forthcoming celebration of the Astana Day in Republic of Kazakhstan and to the 15th anniversary of the Tatar-Bashkir national-cultural center “TAN”, was held with active participation of the representative offices of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan in Republic of Kazakhstan.

The festival was organized by the Tatar-Bashkir national-cultural center “TAN” and the center prepared this wonderful festival not just for Bashkir-Tatar diaspora but for all citizens and guests of the capital of Kazakhstan, gathered on the square in front of the Culture Palace “JASTAR”. All national-cultural centers in Astana – Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainian, Korean, Chechen-Ingush, Uigur and others – came to congratulate “TAN” with its 15th jubilee. Delegation of these centers in national clothes played picturesque national shows, participated in various national sport competitions and games and gladly tasted the dishes of national Tatar-Bashkir cookery.