Groups from three countries to celebrate Nevruz in Turkey
IĞDIR – Anadolu AgencyGroups from three countries will come to Turkey to celebrate the annual Nevruz festival on March 21 to mark the beginning of spring, Turkey’s ulture and tourism director in Iğdır province said on March 5.
Azerbaijanis, Iranians, Georgians and Turks will hold festivals, local dances and conferences, according to Osman Engindeniz, the head of Iğdır’s Culture and Tourism Directorate.
The festivities will span three days, from March 19 to 21.
“Four countries and nations will unite for one festival. We will celebrate Nevruz in every aspect and in all colors. We have invited folk dance teams, actors, musicians and academics for this,” said Engindeniz.
There will be groups of at least 30 people from each country, joining the festivities for three days and nights.
Nevruz is celebrated mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Macedonia, India, Central Asian countries and Turkey.
In the meantime, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are among the leaders who have been invited to this year’s Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakır.
Democratic Society Congress (DTK) spokesperson Seydi Fırat said during a press conference that they had invited Hollande, Tsipras, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq President Masoud Barzani and the heads of the Kurdish cantons in Syria to the event.