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The City of Winds will host a series of events, reflecting the
historical traditions and culture of Azerbaijan.
The festive events will start on March 19 with an open-air
concert on Gosha Gala Square to mark the Novruz holiday, Azernews
Handicrafts fairs and master classes will be organized within
Holiday Town Days. Samples of national cuisine and scenes from
national films will also be presented at the events.
Holiday Town Days are planned to be held until March 26, the
events will last from 1200 to 2200.
The first day of Novruz falls on the spring equinox on March
20-21 and the holiday celebrates the spring arrival and the start
of a new year.
On September 30, 2009, Novruz was included in UNESCO's List of
Intangible Cultural Heritage. On February 23, 2010, the UN declared
March 21 the International Day of Novruz.
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