Kazakhstan celebrates holiday of spring

Nauryz is one of the most ancient holidays. It marks not only the spring equinox, but also the awakening of nature. This significant holiday has been celebrated for more than 5,000 years. Its geography is also really extensive. Nauryz is celebrated by more than 300 million people from Central Asia, the Balkans, the Black Sea, the Caucasus and the Middle East. The holiday is believed to signify the beginning of new life, and therefore many traditions and customs are associated with it. To this day, it is customary to celebrate this holiday on a grand scale. Nauryz was added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Also, the United Nations General Assembly announced it an international holiday.