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22 March 2008
Today, President Nursultan Nazarbayev Congratulates All Kazakhstani People on the Occasion of the Nauryz Meiramy Holiday

The President attended festive events held at the Astana-Baiterek monument in Astana.

The President viewed the inner decoration of the yurts, in one of which the national custom Balany Besikke Salu (Putting a child in his cradle) was presented to Nursultan Nazarbayev. He also viewed the yurt that hosted the holiday of the capital’s national-cultural centers. After that, the President attended a festive performance named “Nauryz is the spring of life, Astana is the spring of Kazakhstan”.

Addressing residents and guests of the capital city, the President underscored the special importance of Nauryz to all Kazakhstani people as the holiday of spring and renovation, friendship and brotherhood. This day of the vernal equinox had a deep meaning to our ancestors, because it initiated new annual circle.

Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed an opinion that Nauryz Meiramy could regain its status of the New Year Holiday. This is so in many Eastern countries, which celebrate New Year Holiday based on national historical traditions.

The President noted that Kazakhstan’s economy dynamically developed and there were effective political institutes and social stability.

“Kazakhstan could achieve this because of the unity, mutual understanding and tolerance of the multinational people of Kazakhstan,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The President congratulated Kazakhstanies on the holiday and wished all health, well-being and happy future.

“I wish our common house, out Motherland, the Republic of Kazakhstan to be prosperous,” the President emphasized.

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