PHOTO : Official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan celebrates the Day of unity of people of the Republic. The main celebrations were held in Almaty on the Astana square. Here set up tents ethno-cultural organizations. Today the city has spring-like warmth, the correspondent of “MIR 24” Kirill Kharlamov.
Everyone could come in and, for example, try the national costume of the Turkmen, Uzbek, or taste the cake. A festive mood was created by music and dance.
On the occasion of Kazakhstan congratulated the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He noted that every citizen of Kazakhstan contributed to strengthening of interethnic unity. In the Republic there are more than 130 ethnic groups and nationalities.
“Unity and harmony are the values that our nation was preserved even during the most severe trials. Through mutual respect, cohesion and creative work we were able to strengthen our independence, to achieve success in the economy. Our country is known and respected throughout the world. Today every citizen of Kazakhstan, regardless of their ethnicity, feels part of one big family”, – said Tokayev.
The day of unity of people of Kazakhstan is one of the favorite holidays in the country. On this day people visit each other and cook dishes of other nationalities.
Holiday appeared 24 years ago at the initiative of the first President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev. Thus, may day changed its format.