ABOUT NOURYZ FESTIVAL

Nauryz is a very important holiday for Kazakhs, which marks the beginning of a new year. It is celebrated several days starting from 21st of March, the day of the spring equinox. Nauryz means ‘new day’, it is celebrated in the Great Steppes from ancient times. Nauryz symbolizes goodness and wealth, happiness and love and a great friendship day, since this holiday is common for many nations. During Nauryz celebrations, past offences are forgiven and forgotten and everybody makes a wish to leave all badness behind and bring renewal in the New Year. Kazakh’s citizens says about the fest that Ulystin uly kuni which means “the great day of the community.” During this festival local people organize horse racing, traditional parade at main square, Mongolian wrestling, traditional folk concert and special part is all people from this town can visit any house or family as more as they can, and it doesn't matter if they know each other or no they will just show their best hospitality!

NAURYZ (SPRING FESTIVAL) LASTS FOR 2 DAYS

1st day

  • Horse racing
  • Mongolian wrestling
  • People preparing for festival and cleaning and cooking at home.

2nd day

  • Opening ceremony
  • Traditional parade at main square
  • Traditional concert
  • Afternoon all people arrive at home and start visiting each other's houses