The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Austria together with the Kyrgyz expat community took part in the celebration of Nowruz (first day of spring, New Year) at the Vienna International Center this week.
The event was held upon the initiative of diplomatic missions of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan to present history, culture and customs of the peoples that traditionally celebrate this holiday.
Participants also prepared a musical program, including performances of kara jorgo (national dance), komuz and ooz komuz (national musical instruments).
Upon completion of the concert and presentations by all participating parties, guests of the Vienna International Center had the opportunity to taste traditional foods of all countries that represent Asian hospitality and welfare of the peoples with the arrival of the New Year.
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