On March 22, Turkmenistan will host Novruz festivities. Events will be organized in all velayats of the country.
In Ashgabat, the festivities will unfold on the bank of the Karakum River, where Honored Artists of Turkmenistan, accompanied by the "Altyn asyr" orchestra, will perform on an improvised stage. The guests will also enjoy the performances of dancing ensembles, demonstration of national sports games and mini-performances of folklore groups.
There will be organized exhibitions and fairs, exhibitions of fine art, jewelry and pottery, the works of craftsmen.
Since 2009, Novruz is included by UNESCO in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. And a little later, in February 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution, according to which the spring holiday was called "International Day of Nowruz.