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Washington DC - Navruz at the Embassy of Uzbekistan

Coat_of_Arms_of_Uzbekistan-2010Saturday March 6, 2010
Embassy of Uzbekistan – 7PM

Celebrate the Central Asian New Year at the Embassy of Uzbekistan Enjoy a traditional Uzbek dance performance and delectable Uzbek dinner.

Your evening features a dinner buffet feast of traditional Uzbek delicacies, a performance of Uzbek women’s dances by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company, as well as a wonderful opportunity to tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings and art pieces.

Event Details

We cordially request the pleasure of your company for a very special opportunity to experience Navruz, the Central Asian New Year celebration, at the Embassy of Uzbekistan. The New Year in any country is a time of renewal and revival, filled with expectations of hope, peace, and prosperity, and all of these expressed in Navruz.

Discover the traditions of Uzbekistan, combined with rich history, cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, an above all, warm and friendly people. Your evening features a dinner buffet feast of traditional Uzbek delicacies, a performance of Uzbek women’s dances by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company, as well as a wonderful opportunity to tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings and art pieces as you meet people from Uzbekistan and other ICDC members. The embassy staff will be on hand to provide information about the history, future, and culture of modern Uzbekistan.

:: Exhibition of Beautiful Paintings and Other Artifacts ::

:: Enchanting Traditional Uzbek Dance Performance ::

:: Dinner Reception ::

For all nations, spring is a time of natural revival and renovation, a period of expectations and hope for peace between people, for bumper harvest in the fields and gardens and good increase in livestock, and for love and consent in the family. All these expectations are embodied in spring festival Navruz.

Dinner Menu

Appetizers

Samsa
Baked flaky paste stuffed with your choice of meat or pumpkin

Chebureki
Fried pasta with meat stuffing

Pomegranate Bracelet Salad
Pre-plated layers of chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, beets, eggs, pomegranate, and walnuts

Vegetarian Salad
Steamed eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, green beans tossed with olive oil and vinegar

Main Entrees

Fried Rice “Plov”
Fried rice with lamb

Lamb Kebab
Pieces of lamb grilled on a stick served with a side of your choice

Juicy Chicken Roulette
Marinated and baked chicken roulette stuffed with parsley, cheese, butter and seasonings

Stuffed Cabbage Roll
Cabbage leaves stuffed with beef and tomato sauce

Dessert
“Vareniki” with cherries

“Crêpes with berries”
Napoleon (millefeuille) cake


About Navruz

In Persian, Navruz means “new day”, or “a new day of the new year,” to be precise. This day is celebrated on March 21st, which is the day of the vernal equinox, and it symbolizes the beginning of the calendar year in such countries as Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Turkey, and in some countries in Central Asia. In Uzbekistan, Navruz is considered to be a state holiday; however, the official New Year’s Day is celebrated in accordance with the European calendar. It was only after Uzbekistan became an independent state that Navruz gained huge popularity. It is significant that in one of first acts of the new state, authorities imparted the status of nationwide state holiday to Navruz. As any celebration of New Year’s Day, Navruz is, first of all, a merry festival.

Requested Attire
Business or cocktail attire is requested.

Tickets and Registration
Tickets are only $49 for a limited time and $65 afterward. Please reserve your tickets soon, as capacity at the embassy is limited.

Cancellation Policy
Please note that all online ticket sales are final. We are unable to offer cancellations or refunds on line ticket purchases.

Address
Embassy of Uzbekistan
1746 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036-1903

http://www.internationalclubdc.com

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Larisa Moskalyova – Reyhan
Stage nickname  Marvarid – Pearl of Uzbekistan