- Tajikistans’s Opera-Ballet (The Sadriddin Aini State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater) is scheduled to re-open in connection with the Novruz holiday, on the playbill is 1975 opera “Rudaki”.
- Turkmenistan concerts, theatrical shows, exhibitions and soirees are being held throughout the country.
- First female football championship kicks off in Turkmenistan on Nowruz.
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Cooking of Sumalaq (سمنک) as an ancient ritual has its own peculiarities; traditionally only women used to make it. It is notable that Sumalaq-making process is accompanied by women singing of special short verses, dancing, joking, telling either true or cock-and-bull stories. In Tajikistan and Afghanistan they sing: Samanak dar Jūsh u mā Kafcha zanēm - Dīgarān dar Khwāb u mā Dafcha zanēm. (meaning: “Samanak is boiling and we are clapping, others are asleep and we are playing daf”).
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Fortune Poetry in Persian.
Hafiz is a poet for poets. His Divan is to be found at the home of most Iranians who recite his poems by heart and use as proverb and saying to this day.
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Kazakhstan - This festival should unite all Kazakhstanis for good deeds.
Tajikistan - All the good customs of the celebration of Navruz are the source of morality and education, creativity, love of beauty.
Kyrgyzstan - On this day, the interaction of nature and man is the absolute harmony.
Albania - Sultan Novruzit itself as symbolic of ‘New Day’ convey hope, warmth, joy, elements to suit the reality of our country
Translations by Google
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Sideshows of Haji Firouz, Haft-sin, Chaharshanbe Suri, and Sizdah Bedar
Sideshows of Norouz in Tajikistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan
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