This year, the International Organization of Turkic Culture TURKSOY has organized a celebration of Nowruz in three European cities. March 24, 2015, a concert took place in Paris, recognized as the capital of European culture, March 26 – one of the largest cities in Germany Cologne, and on March 28 – in Vienna, the birthplace of the great Mozart.
The start of a celebration was given at the UNESCO building in Paris. The event dedicated to the 70th anniversary as the Organization was held with the assistance of the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, a number of countries – the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. We remind that an agreement on a joint celebration of the International Day of Nowruz has been reached in January 2015 during a visit to the headquarters of the TURKSOY by Director General of the UNESCO Irina Bokova.
Nowruz Bayram uniting Eurasian countries and communities, has become one of the most famous traditional activities carried out by the International Organization TURKSOY, which in 2010 organized the first celebration of Nowruz in the Great Hall of the UNESCO Headquarters.
In his speech, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre Kishore Rao said that Nowruz proclaims the values of international understanding, tolerance and dialogue, and caries a call for peace, prosperity, unity and friendship; it is celebrated by hundreds of millions of people in the world. The Secretary-General of TURKSOY D. Kaseinov noted a special role of Nowruz in the life and culture of the peoples of Eurasia as an important value, fastening spiritual connections and brings together different cultures.
The final concert celebrating Nowruz in Europe took place in the imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna. The hall has gathered more than 1,000 people, who welcomed the President of the Institute of UNUM Emre Develi Hayat: “Nowruz around the world is waking up holiday, resurrection, forces of nature, celebration of new life. For humanity, it symbolizes a way out of hunger, cold and misery, fear and loneliness. “