Navruz, one of the ancient and folk holidays of the Tajiks, has historically been considered the National New Year and is the beginning of spring and the planting season, the revival of nature and the celebration of grace and openness. This national holiday has been celebrated for centuries with joy and happiness, and it reflects many ancestral traditions and customs. The unprecedented development of Navruz coincided with the period of state independence of Tajikistan, during which time its fame and glory doubled, its history was studied in depth and per initiative of the President Emomali Rahmon this holiday has gained a worldwide status with its elements of unity and humanity.
Navruz is the only national holiday, which is celebrated with great pomp and splendor, and is a symbol of friendship, solidarity and unity, the embodiment of the high culture of the Tajik people.
Today, March 20, the staff of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population celebrated the International Holiday of Navruz at a high level in the State Institution of War and Labor Veterans “Harangon.”
In the yard of the sanatorium were organized Navruz corners, where the elements of Navruz, spring dishes, folk tools, national costumes, embroidery, antiques and other necessary items were displayed. Each corner covered the achievements of folk crafts of the regions of the country – a reflection of the ancestral traditions and high skills of craftsmen.
The celebration was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, the State Agency for Social Protection and its subdivisions, heads of national centers, representatives of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Tajikistan.
First Deputy Minister Ghafur Muhsinzoda congratulated the audience on the International Holiday of Navruz and wished everyone new success. It was noted that Navruz is the ancestral holiday of Tajiks, the link of hearts and countries, and represents on the world stage the high humanistic culture of our people.
In continuation of the festive event, following the caring initiatives of the President Emomali Rahmon, the leadership of the Ministry presented clothes to a number of needy and orphaned children.
In general, Navruz was celebrated at the appropriate level by the Ministry in accordance with the traditions and elements of its ancestors.