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Happy Nauriz 2023!

Today Mongolian Kazakhs celebrating Nauriz. Every March 3 is celebrated by every other person in Ulgii soum, Bayn-Ulgii aimag. The festival opens with a dance parade with cultural unique features. People play traditional games with each other and finally eat “Nowruz-koje”, the main traditional dish on the table. Mongolian Kazakhs didn’t celebrate Nowruz from 1940-1990, due to the political issue that any religious festivals were forbidden.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21.

It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 400 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, and other regions. In the 64th plenary meeting in 2010, the UN General Assembly welcomed the inclusion of Nowruz in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

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