Turkmenistan has launched a new website on Nowruz, a spring festival that marks the start of the New Year in Muslim countries, - www.nowruz.gov.tm.
This is a calling card of the International Day of Nowruz, which will be hosted by Turkmenistan this year.
Turkmenistan has been officially marking this holiday since 1992 on March 21-22.
New website was developed to provide information support for the large-scale festivities that include a festival, a research conference, concerts, exhibitions and competitions devoted to the history and traditions of celebrating the day of Vernal Equinox.
The website introduces visitors to the lifestyle of the Turkmen people in different times, their customs and rites as well as events in the country’s new history. In fact, it creates an ethnographic portrait of the country in the web that can be upgraded all the time.
The website’s main page cites the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, where it proclaims the International Day of Nowruz marked on March 21.
The resolution was adopted in 2010 at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has already sent invitations to his counterparts from those countries to mark this holiday.
Not far from the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat, on the green hills of the Kopet Dag mountain range, a middle age village with yurts and modern concert venues for folk and pop bands from all countries of the region will be created.
In 2011 Iran was a host country of the International Day of Nowruz. In 2012 Tajikistan hosted the spring festival.