Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million 24 марта 2014, 13:00
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$1.8 million was spent on the Nauryz celebration in Astana, Tengrinews reports citing the Head of the Culture Management of Astana Bolat Mazhagulov.
“$960 thousand was spent on Nauryz decorations and $823 thousand was spent on the celebration itself,” Mazhagulov specified. Around 300 events were part of the celebration.
Astana invited artists and artisans from seven regions of the country: Almaty, Pavlodar, Aktobe, Atyrau, Zhambyl, North Kazakhstan and Akmola Oblasts.
40 yurts (nomad tent-like house), 5 large tens and three stages for performances were set. A festival of Turkic cuisine took place during the celebration. 50 thousand baursaks (fried doughnuts) were cooked for the Nauryz.
The celebration of the spring holiday Nauryz ended with a grand fireworks.