17 March 2011, Thursday, 14:16
author: Timur Rakhmatullin
The meeting of the organizers of the festival “Nauruz-2011” has taken place in the Friendship House RB and the heads of more than ten national-cultural communities RB took part in it, the deputy director of the Friendship House RB Ilshat Sabitov reported to “Bashinform”.
The participants of the meeting appointed the festival’s date — April 16 in the Ufa Park by I. Yakutov. Every national community will present its yard with the traditional arts and crafts and national cookery. “Nauruz-2011” will be as always accompanied with the national sport competitions. It is expected the vocal band from Uzbekistan will take part in the show.
The spring festival “Nauruz” was presumably born in Iran more than three thousand years ago and was related to the beginning of the sowing season. It is celebrated on the day of the spring equinox. Before the festival people decorate their houses, pay all debts off and cook national fares.