The congratulations of the head of state on the occasion of the Nauryz holiday were published by Aqorda.
I heartily congratulate everyone on Nauryz Meiramy!
Nauryz symbolizes renewal and rebirth, prosperity and unity. At this time of the year, the day is compared to the night, nature awakens. Therefore, from time immemorial, our ancestors attached special importance to this bright spring holiday, calling it "Ulystyn uly kuni".
It is based on the values of peace and harmony in society, our national traditions and customs are firmly rooted in it. Today, Nauryz has become a truly national holiday.
These days, such qualities as mercy, compassion, striving for creation, which contribute to strengthening unity and solidarity in our country, come to the fore.
Our people always associate the brightest hopes and expectations with Nauryz. Kazakhstan has entered a new stage of its development. I am sure that the ongoing fundamental changes will give a powerful impetus to the progress of our country. May all our undertakings be crowned with success!
May Nauryz bring happiness and joy to every home!
I wish you all good health and well-being!"
By the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda
Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev participated in festive events dedicated to the celebration of Nauryz spring holiday being held at the Monument «25th Anniversary of Independence» in Astana.
Addressing the attendees, the President said that Nauryz had been celebrated since the ancient times. «The Day of Spring Equinox comes namely on this day, when winter frosts and cold recede under the rays of the spring sun. This is a great time for the revival of nature and revitalization,» he noted.
«For our people, Nauryz holiday has always embodied well-being. It was the holiday of labour and creativity. On these days of spring they used to clear spring-wells and plant trees. In one word, Nauryz was deemed to be the holiday of renovaiton,» Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.