Novruz Holiday was celebrated in Beijing.
On March 21, 2019, the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People’s Republic of China organized Novruz Holiday Festivity in Beijing which was attended by Azerbaijanis living and studying in China.
In his congratulatory speech Ambassador Akram Zeynalli spoke about Novruz Holiday and its traditions, as well as its celebrations on highest level by Azerbaijani people across the centuries. He noted that Novruz Holiday which is celebrated by more than 300 million people in the world incorporates the ideas of peace, friendship and tolerance, fully reflects the ideals of the UN. Ambassador added that this holiday was included in the Representative List Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in 2009 and was declared the International Novruz Day on March 21, according to the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in February 2010.
Afterwards, some members of Azerbaijani community living in China were awarded by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in China for their active role in 2018 in development of cooperation between two countries in various fields.
During the event, a video clip dedicated to Novruz Holiday was demonstrated to audience. The children read poems and sang songs dedicated to Motherland and Novruz Holiday as .well as performed national Azerbaijani dances.
Folk songs and dances were performed by Azerbaijani musicians invited from Baku.