At the initiative of regional public organization "National - the cultural center of Kurds "Mussel" in the Ship district of Nikolaev took place a holiday Navruz marking arrival of new astronomical year.
Inheriting century traditions of the people, Kurds annually gather to celebrate arrival "new day" ("Navruz" is quite so translated). From time immemorial Navruz connect with spring, nature updating, approach of warm days and the beginning of agricultural works. Obligatory attributes of celebration of Muslim new year - the lit candles, eggs and green sprouts of wheat, as symbols of welfare, the clarifications, new life.
The Nikolaev Kurds united in public organization "Midiya" in 2004, today their community totals over 120 people who, generally live in the Ship district of the city. They kept the national advantage, the native language, original culture and religion.
- The holiday Navruz, - is told by the head of the organization Moustapha Kaloyev, - for Kurds has special value. We connect it with the hopes about national independence and spiritual revival. Moustapha Madzhidovich noted that Kurds very comfortably feel in the territory of Ukraine and, in particular, in the Nikolaev area, feel friendliness and sincerity of the Ukrainian people.
Representatives of the Kurdish communities of Nikolaev, Odessa, Kherson, All-Ukrainian association of Kurds "Mussel" took part in Navruz's celebration.
In a holiday participated the whole families, came on a visit and representatives of other nationalities. The head of the regional organization "Midiya" M. Kaloyev told present about celebration history, Navruz's features for Kurds and stated appreciation to the Ukrainian and regional authorities for creation of conditions for development and preservation of the Kurdish culture. During the holiday national songs performed by the known Kurdish singer from Germany Dalil, verses and greetings from younger school students sounded, national dances were executed.