Celebration of Nauryz 2016
To celebrate Nauryz on March the 22nd, many events took place in Shymkent. The largest and most famous of them occurred at the racecourse, and several thousand people came to enjoy the attractions.
Craft exhibition, dance shows, concerts, horse racing games, wrestling competitions, food, and eventually mild weather despite forecasts, everything was gathered for a great day.
Dance shows in traditional costumes opened to public, yurts to receive and to feed guests.
Catering: “Shashlik” (sticks of meat) barbecue, Plof (ouzbek pilaf rice), Koje (Kazakh milk and grains soup).
2016, year of the monkey
Horse racing games: Kokpar (to grab a sheep skin and to score a goal with it), Kyz Kuu (a boy must catch a girl to kiss her, then the girl must chase the boy to beat him with her horse wipe).
Music shows: dance in costumes, dombra (two strings guitar) performance, and a concert of Kairat Nurtas, very famous and popular singer native from Shymkent.