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Sabantui celebrated in Almaty

The annual Sabantui holiday was held in Almaty.

This year about four thousand people have gathered   at the stadium “Spartak”.

“This holiday is an  ancient one. It  came to us from the time of the adoption of Islam by the Tatars. In ancient times it was believed that you need to gather together for a joint collection of gifts to the gods for a good harvest. There, they always revealed the strongest, the most dexterous. Dances and fun were arranged. In course of   time, of course, there was no need to pray to heaven, but traditions were preserved. The holiday remained as one of the highlights of the Tatar color, “said Rinat Abdulkhalikov, deputy chairman of the Congress of the Bashkirs and Tatars of Kazakhstan.

At the festival, you could see the “City of Masters” and taste  dishes of the national Tatar cuisine. Guests from Tatarstan came to Almaty Sabantui – a musical duet “Artur and Marat”, as well as Dilya Nigmatullina. “In Kazakhstan we are frequent guests, I come for the fifth time in Almaty. We traveled almost all across of Kazakhstan. Today we will perform 10-12 songs. Prolog left a great impression. The scale and color of the beginning of the concert surprised when all the people came up with their national dances and songs. The soul rejoices when you look at the children, the younger generation, when they are speaking with the program of their people, “said People’s Artist of Tatarstan Marat Galimov.

The organizers of the event were Akimat of Almaty city, Congress of Tatars and Bashkirs of Kazakhstan and Tatar ethno-cultural association of Almaty.

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