Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov addressed his fellow citizens on the occasion of the International Day of Nowruz. The national celebration of spring in 2020 is celebrated by Turkmenistanis on March 21-22.
In his speech, Arkadag noted that Nowruz Bayram has its roots in antiquity. It continues to play a special role in human culture. The importance of the holiday is confirmed by its inclusion in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. And the UN General Assembly recognized Novruz as an international holiday, which is celebrated by a number of countries around the world.
Having passed through the centuries, Nowruz Bayram united the characteristic rites, traditions of Turkmens and modern world trends. In this celebration, symbolizing the birth of new life, the laying down of the coming harvest is carried out, the best that exists in the skill of carpet weaving, horse breeding, bakhshi and others associated with the land and fertility are demonstrated.
The president also emphasized that another holiday with global significance - the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutrality - is also celebrated in 2020. Novruz and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutrality have a common basis, the Turkmen leader said. This is the desire for prosperity, strengthening of peace and solidarity.
The International Day of Nowruz, according to the Turkmen leader, embodies lofty ideals. And its celebration is intended to inspire Turkmenistanis to new great achievements, to unite the nation and strengthen its unity.
At the end of his festive address, the leader of the nation addressed his fellow citizens with wishes for peace, happiness, family well-being, good health, and success in their work.