Holidays in Uzbekistan
Holidays in Uzbekistan are represented by official holidays, significant dates, which, although they are not days off, are gladly celebrated by the local population, as well as by Muslim holidays..
Main holidays in Uzbekistan
- New Year: Uzbeks celebrate it twice a year - on January 1 and March 21. On January 1, on the main square of Tashkent - Mustakillik, festivities are held with prize drawings, dances and songs. Here you can meet heroes of your favorite cartoons and fairy tales, Santa Claus (Korbobo) and Snow Maiden (Korkiz). On New Year's holidays, families with children rush to the square near the city circus - there are various attractions, tents with sweets and toys are set up, and acrobats and clowns performances are organized especially for children and adults. In the New Year, it is customary to break old and cracked plates so that all the bad things that happened last year do not happen again in the new one. And on the Islamic New Year (Navruz), celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox, colorful fairs and street performances are held. On this day, it is customary to cook dishes of national cuisine - halim, pilaf, kuk samsa, samalak.
- Independence Day: On September 1, residents of all regions of the Republic are having fun - they, like numerous guests, take part in festive programs. This means that in any place in which you find yourself on this day, you can visit the performances of folklore groups, sports competitions, variety shows, noisy fairs. Well, in the evening you can admire the sky, painted with fireworks lights. In addition, everyone is treated to a festive pilaf..
- Ramadan Hayit: this holiday is celebrated for three days - Uzbeks visit guests, not forgetting to take gifts with them, and also provide assistance to the sick and the poor. And before the onset of this holiday, it is necessary to observe the religious fast of Uraz (its duration is 30 days) - from sunrise to sunset, you cannot eat and drink, and also think about bad things. In addition, you should do as much good as possible to the people around you..
Event tourism in Uzbekistan
Arriving in Uzbekistan as part of an event tour, you will be able to visit the International Film Festival, Festival “Namangan flowers”, Folklore Festival “Boysun-Bahori”, Festival of Uzbek pilaf, as well as at the annual exhibition-fair “Decorative and applied arts of Central Asia”.
So, in June you should definitely visit the Festival “Silk and spices” in Bukhara. You will be able to visit the silk goods fair and the spice fair, see show programs in large squares of the city, and also take part in the Pilaf Festival (“Palov Siley”) - you will be offered not only to taste, but also to see the process of cooking pilaf.
While resting in Uzbekistan during the celebration of significant events, you will have the opportunity to have fun, as well as get to know the local traditions better..