(Meeting of spring in Uzbekistan)
Navruz is one of the most joyful, bright and beautiful holidays! Navruz means a new day, the first day of the solar calendar. This is the most ancient traditional holiday of the peoples living in the countries of Central Asia and the East.
In Uzbekistan, Navruz is considered one of the most beloved holidays of this people; March 21 is declared a day of rest throughout the country. Every year on this day, festive celebrations and concerts are organized in parks and squares of all regions of the republic. You will be able to participate in them, walk along the crowded streets of the city, try sumalak (a national sweet treat made from sprouted grains of wheat), you can taste a special samsa stuffed with greens, and you can also sing and dance along with everyone, celebrating the coming of spring.
But a holiday is just an addition to your amazing journey. A fascinating cultural and educational tour will introduce you to the ancient history and culture of Uzbekistan, the world-famous ancient monuments of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, decorating with all the colors of nature waking up from winter hibernation. These cities still keep the memory of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, numerous trade caravans of the Great Silk Road.
Here, the heart of the mighty empire of Tamerlane pulsated with cultural life. Tall and elegant minarets, grandiose madrasahs and mosques, medieval palaces and mausoleums decorated with amazing ceramic ornaments, the unique fuss and color of oriental bazaars, fairy tale legends, warm hospitality and ancient traditions of the local population will leave an indelible impression in your memory.