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Navrus in Uzbekistan

Every year during the spring equinox, people from all across the lands of the ancient Persian Empire celebrate Navrus Bayrami. It is one of the oldest festivals in history. The word "Navrus" originates in a Farsi word meaning "New Day". Navrus is recognized as an Iraninan New Year and usually celebrated on March 21. In Uzbekistan, most known activities during the holiday include preparations of a sacred meal, Sumalak, an ancient horseback game called Kupkari and traditional wrestling called Kurash.

Maciej Moskwa