Joy of Nevruz in Gostivar
Nevruz Celebrations of TURKSOY held in the Balkans under the motto "Colours of the Turkic World" went on in the city of Gostivar in Macedonia.
The concert featuring colourful Nevruz dances raised great interest and enthusiasm among the audience in Gostivar. The celebration event organized in cooperation of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Skopje and the Yunus Emre Institute of Skopje with TURKSOY, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey and the International Vision University gathered a large audience including Turkish citizens living in Gostivar.
The event featuring performances by 70 artists from 10 countries of the Turkic World ranging from Altai mountains to the Balkans and from Siberia to Turkey literally enchanted the audience of high-level guests including members of the Constitutional Court of Gostivar, MPs, officials of TIKA, officials of Turkish political parties in Macedonia, the Mayor of Gostivar Arben Taravari, former ministers and the Advisor to the President of Macedonia .
The opening speeches of the event were delivered by the Rector of the International Vision University Prof. Dr. Fadıl Hoca, TURKSOY Secretary General Ambassador Dusen Kasseinov, the Mayor of Gostivar Arben Taravari, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Skopje H. E. Tülin Erkal Kara and the Chief Advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Yalçın Topçu who was the guest of honour of the event.
The concert started with the traditional presentation of the semeni-tray which is the symbol of Nevruz and went on with colourful performances by music and dance ensembles of the Turkic World.
The concert which was extremely appreciated by the audience ended with the mutual presentation of souvenirs and plaquettes prior to a group photograph taken with citizens of Gostivar and the performing artists as a remembrance of the day.
The Nevruz tour of TURKSOY to the Balkans organized under the motto "Colours of the Turkic World" will end with concerts to be held in Sofiya and Plovdiv in Bulgaria.