Kazakh culture presented in Kiev
Kiev hosted the annual Festival of Peoples of the World which presented culture, national costumes, souvenirs and traditional dishes of 35 different countries. Kazakhstan’s exposition was one of the most popular among visitors. Guests tried baursaks and sweets, got acquainted with literature and national souvenirs.
DARIA KARYAKINA, ORGANIZER:
- We are very pleased that people come to show their respect to each other. It is very good that today we have a very colorful Kazakh stand at the exhibition. The Embassy of Kazakhstan treats guests with a lot of traditional delicacies and introduces to a large literary exhibition.
Svetlana Hudabayeva doesn’t miss any event where she can talk with fellow countrymen. The woman has been living in Ukraine for 30 years, but she remebers her native culture and traditions.
SVETLANA HUDABAYEVA, REPRESENTATIVE OF KAZAKH DIASPORA:
- I often take my children out with me. They are interested, too. Actually, they've grown up here. We are going to organize other events in Diaspora in addition to these events. Every holiday we celebrate with our families and we learn the language at the Embassy.
The Festival’s highlight was the symbolic "Garden of Values". The guests had the chance to decorate it with paper leaves of chestnut. They wrote the most important values in the life of mankind which are friendship and unity of people.