Essay from Laylo Mamatova

Young Central Asian woman with a pink and green and white robe sitting on the steps and looking off into the distance in front of a plaza with concrete buildings and trees and a lawn and historical ruins in the background.
Laylo Mamatova

Navruz is a holiday of life and renewal»

            Mamatova Laylo Ulugbek’s daughter

                                                         Shahrisabz State Pedagogical Institute

                                   2nd level student of the «Languages» faculty

      Scientific supervisor: T. Musurmanov

Teacher of the Department of Foreign Languages of SHDPI

          Annotation: In this article, the essence of «Navroz», a national and ancient holiday of the Turkic peoples, the time of its emergence and the processes of celebration, the sources written about it in the Middle Ages, and the events held in connection with the holiday, as well as Navroz in the years of independence. The researcher commented on the attention paid to the  holiday.

         Key words: New day, Turkic people, UNESCO, UN, national heritage, historical sources, ancient traditions, years of independence.

Spring is the flower of the seasons, the season of awakening. The whole being, mother nature, lives and renews itself. There is a living creature that can enjoy the birth of a new day. It is not for nothing that Turkic people also celebrate Navruz holiday, that is, the birth of a new day, in the spring season. The term «Navroz» is composed of two Persian words, «nav» – new, «roz» – day, meaning «new day». Navruz is the most popular and beautiful holiday of the Turkic people. According to historians, the history of this holiday is more than 3 thousand years. Navruz is mainly celebrated on the vernal equinox. Navruz is a symbol of the rebirth of nature, the season of renewal and living. On this day, the ancient traditions and national traditions of our people, which have acquired a new color, are revived. Navruz holiday is celebrated in our country as a symbol of prosperity, peace, harmony, international harmony and tolerance, a real eastern holiday that awakens goodness in our hearts. During the years of independence, Navruz was recognized as a national holiday. In 2009, Navruz holiday was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. In 2010, the UN General Assembly announced March 21 as the International Navruz Day and called on all countries to widely promote this ancient holiday in the world.

Navruz is one of the oldest holidays in history. According to historical sources, Navruz is a traditional holiday whose history goes back thousands of years. March 21 is the equinox day. On this day, several people of the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Navruz as a holiday. Among them are the Turks, Turkmen, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Karakalpaks, Kazakhs, Tatars, Georgians, Persians, Kurds, Azerbaijanis, Afghans and Albanians in the Motherland and the Balkans.

Navruz folk songs such as «Navroz», «Sumalak», «Boychechak», «Binafsha», «Muborakabad» are popular in Uzbekistan today. Navroz tunes are now sung at local national and even international concerts. -songs are available. In addition, the Afghan song «Mulla Mamajon» is very popular and is sung in Mazar-e-Sharif, Iran, and Tajikistan. Navruz is also celebrated in Uzbekistan as one of the national holidays. March 21 has been declared a holiday.






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  1. Often me remain alone long to listen to a Navruz’ door opening by itself and Your words grind holdhides of lives forgotten. I can see Navruz a day, perhaps.


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