Nooruz Celebration


On 20 March the OSCE Academy in Bishkek celebrated Nooruz, the famous regional holiday marking the beginning of Spring and the Persian New Year. Following a well-established tradition, the celebration was joined by students from the Academy’s partner institution, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, with their Professors Dr. Frederick Fawn and Dr. Matteo Fumagalli. The Academy’s students performed traditional songs, dances, games of Central Asian countries and Afghanistan, followed by the delegation from the University of St. Andrews showing a traditional Scottish dance. The concert concluded with the presentation of variations of traditional local cuisine and dances.


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