Ancient Nawruz has been celebrated in the country of the Pharaohs

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On March 20, 2018 in one of the hotels of the Egyptian capital overlooking the eternal river Nile the Embassy of Tajikistan hosted an official reception on the occasion of Nawruz. Members of the Egyptian parliament, representatives of various ministries and departments, media and business communities, cultural and art figures of the host country, as well as foreign ambassadors and members of the Tajik community in Egypt attended that event.

In his welcoming speech Ambassador of Tajikistan in Cairo Khusrav Noziri congratulated guests on the occasion of arrival of Nawruz and briefly spoke about the history, origins and high ideals of this spring ancient festival. The guests of the event were given the opportunity to enjoy viewing video clips with the participation of famous Tajik performers of the folk art. The reception hall has been decorated with the symbols of Nawruz, in particular the large table of "Haft Sin".

Besides the paintings by the famous Tajik artists Faridun and Farrukh Negmatzade had been displayed in the hallway. A brochure dedicated to the Nawruz holiday containing an article by the well-known Tajik scholar Akbar Turson entitled "The Culture of Nawruz and the Ideals of the United Nations" has been presented to the guests of the festive event.

The celebration of Nawruz in Cairo has vividly demonstrated to the Egyptian society and the guests of the event the eternal and inseparable connection between the Tajik culture and Nawruz.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan