Can you think of a better spring welcome (and new semester one) than the one you can celebrate with the colleagues from around the world during Nowruz? Thanks to the Kazakh community of UITM, our students from around the globe could learn about the most beautiful custom related to this special day.

Nowruz is an Iranian traditional holiday that has been celebrated for over 3 thousand years now. Currently, Nowruz is celebrated in the Balkan and Caucasian countries, the Black Sea basin and the countries of Central and West Asia. In 2010, the Nowruz International Day was established. It’s celebrated on the day of the March equinox.

At the University of Information Technology Students from Kazakhstan presented traditions related to celebrations in their country. It’s worth noting that there was no historical background in Kazakhstan – during the Soviet Union the celebration of Nowruz was forbidden.  Students still showed the way Nowruz is celebrated in their country and made some characteristic dishes.

The organizers also took care of the artistic layer. The enthusiasm among guests was caused by performing traditional songs and dances, playing dombra.  

– We are very happy that our Kazakh students have returned to the idea of organizing events for the whole academic community. The opportunity to learn about holidays, traditions and customs from other parts of the world is one of the most pleasant experiences associated with studying in an intercultural environment – said Sylwia K. Mazur, Head of the International Students Assistance Office.