This holiday symbolizes the arrival of spring, the New Year, the revival of nature. Every year, citizens come to see the traditions of the peoples celebrating Navruz. This year, more than 800 international students visited this holiday.
As usually, the event began with the tasting of ethnic dishes of different countries. Meanwhile, the guests attended performances by students from different countries who played modern musical compositions. In addition, during the event the guests could visit photo exhibition "We are your children, planet Earth."
In his welcoming speech, Rector Bakhtizin of the Ufa State Petroleum Technical University said: "It is the ninth year that Navruz celebration has been hosted by our university. This year the celebration is special: it is devoted to the 20th anniversary of cooperation between the Republic of Bashkortostan and UNESCO and the 70th anniversary of Ufa State Petroleum Technical University. In recent years, we have held it not only as a holiday of our university, but also as a holiday of our entire region, for all the international students studying in the universities of the Republic of Bashkortostan."
The guests of the holiday attended a concert with bright, colorful numbers performances by the international students of Ufa universities who introduced the guests to the ethnic traditions and peculiarities of their countries.