Folk festivals devoted to the national holiday Navruz were held in Otchopar square of Termez district in Surkhandarya region.
A thorough preparation for the holiday of spring and renovation has been carried out in the region. Streets and squares are festively decorated, the surroundings are landscaped. Yurts have been established, customs and traditions of people are represented in Otchopar square, where the main celebrations took place, in the areas allocated for large enterprises and organizations, educational institutions of Termez and districts. Products of national craftsmanship, samples of folklore, folk games, national sports were demonstrated.
During the mass festivities, held in the bosom of nature, performances of famous rope-walkers, clowns and bakhshi, who presented a festive mood to participants of the festive event, were held. Wonderful treats – tandir kebab, sumalak and spring dishes also decorated the celebration.
Palvans at the age from seven to seventy, competed in kurash dedicated to Navruz. Winners were awarded cash prizes, various household appliances, two camels, more than ten horses. Bekmurod Oltiboyev from Shurchi district became the absolute winner and received the main prize – “Matiz” car. The world champion in kurash from Sariasiya district Mukhsin Khisomiddinov won “Nexia-3” car.
The folk festivals continued till evening with an interesting concert program.
Kholmumin Mamatrayimov, photos by Jonibek Kuzimurodov