Preparations for marking 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khanate underway

Preparations for marking 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khanate underway

Astana is preparing to celebrate the anniversary of Kazakh Khanate. For three days, the square at the monument "Kazakh Eli", were etnoaul will be located. Residents and visitors will see a vivid program: a trip into history, exhibition of arts and crafts, bright performances of Kazakh artists and much more. On the idea, representatives from all regions of the country will make a contribution to the grand event.

 

Karlygash AZHIYEVA, EVENT DIRECTOR:

- We had an idea to organize some excursion into these regions so that participants represented their regions to Astana residents and visitors. To let people know that they need to visit certain region.

 

Gulnar NURAKHMETOVA, DIRECTOR OF PAVLODAR POTANIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM:

- You know there is very rich nature in Pavlodar region, we are proud of our countrymen, such as Yermuhan Bekmahanov, who wrote about the Kazakh Khanate, Kenesary Kasymov also Kanysh Satpayev, who is a world-famous figure, Kauken Kenzhetaev, Shaken Aimanov. Personal things of our noble compatriots will be presented.

 

Every visitor of ethnic village will be able to see museum exhibits. With this aim Pavlodar region organized a separate yurt. The other two will be settled for craftsmen who especially come to the capital showing the master-class. Representatives of Almaty region also intend to surprise the viewers.

 

Rakhmet YESDAULETOV, HEAD OF CULTURE, ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTATION, ALMATY REGIONAL DEPARTMENT:

- We set the largest yurt with 20 ropes, and 20 wings. On each side 6-rope yurts will be located, which have a thematic idea. One will represent the history of folk crafts, it is given for the museum, and the second - the paintings of artists, and folk applied art. The central yurt is the main yurt, where our national furniture, and our cuisine will be represented.

 

According to the director of activities, nearly 10 thousand people will visit the etnoaul every day.

 

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov invited the representatives of diplomatic missions to take part in the celebration of the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khanate. At a briefing for the diplomatic corps the Foreign Minister noted the high importance of the upcoming anniversary and recalled that the celebration will take place not only in the capital but in southern Kazakhstan also.

 

Erlan IDRISSOV, KAZAKH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

- In October on the 9th of October, we will have another celebration of the same events but it will take place in the south of Kazakhstan in the city of Taraz. This is where our famous sultans proclaimed Kazakh Khanate 550 years ago. We are still are not sure whether we will have the capacity to invite the entire diplomatic corp to that event. But the same celebration will take place in Astana on September 11. And you are kindly invited.

 

Vasil PETKOV, AMBASSADOR OF BULGARIA TO KAZAKHSTAN:

- Your history has deep roots. It is associated with many peoples, historical events, and this is no coincidence. The fact that your people have been able to unite and create your own powerful state says that you have a great future. I wish your wonderful people well-being and happiness, and implementation of all the goals. 

 

 

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