Hey readers! Tomorrow is the first day of spring, which is also a national holiday in Kazakhstan. March 1st marks the Day of Gratitude, when the people of Kazakhstan of various cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds rejoice and celebrate their coexistence as one nation.
This holiday was first celebrated in 2016, when President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared March 1st to be the Day of Gratitude. This date is not accidental, since it is the day of creation of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan in 1995.
Last year, Kazakhstan embraced the Day of Gratitude by celebrating with over 800 events across the country. These events included concerts, conferences, charity campaigns, and other events. People all over Kazakhstan joined together to celebrate the diversity of the country and express gratitude towards one another.
This year, several regions of Kazakhstan will hold various celebratory events. Kostanay region will have “Rizashylyқ – kindness for the sake of the children” campaign that is dedicated to raising funds for orphans. In the East Kazakhstan region charity campaign “Help a child” will be held the same day, which will include gala concert and charitable events. The event is organized by the Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan.
In addition, several sports events will take place across the country, such as the CIS Boxing Cup among women in the Akmola region on March 3.
There you go, readers, now you know about this new tradition of celebrating the nation’s unity in Kazakhstan that encourages people to organize philanthropic events and exciting festivals.
Sources: The Astana Times, Kazinform