Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Nauryz - Central Asian Spring Celebration

Sat, March 23, 2013 | Courtyard between Calhoun and Rainey Halls, UT Campus

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Nauryz - Central Asian Spring Celebration

Nauryz is the traditional Central Asian spring festival celebrating the new year.  The holiday is usually celebrated at the spring equinox, when day and night are of equal duration, representing the time of the year when the difficult winter ends and spring renewal begins.

Nauryz celebrations are big events where games are played, traditional ceremonies are performed, and festive foods are served. People visit with friends and relatives to deliver expressions of well being and to wish good luck for the upcoming year. Tradition says that the more one celebrates Nauryz, the more successful the New Year will be. 

This year CREEES will celebrate Nauryz in the Courtyard between Calhoun and Rainey on Saturday, March 23, from 2-4pm. Join us for traditional music, poetry, food and talks.

Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

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