Bukhara to host “Silk and spices” festival

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On May 26-28, the ancient Bukhara will host XV “Silk and spices” festival. In the framework of the festival, it is planned to organize many interesting events that will impress guests, the press service of NC “Uzbektourism” said.

The festival begins with a walk of the participants through the historic part of the city dressed in national costumes.

Specialists on spices and entrepreneurs, who arrived in the festival from all over the country and from abroad will present their products at the food fair, located in the Central part of the historical complex.

Craftsmen representing gold embroidery, carpet weaving, pottery and blacksmithing, miniature painters will spend master-classes and shows of traditional Uzbek Handicrafts.

There will also be folk games: fighting sheep, cock fighting, rope walking etc., which have been preserved since ancient times.

“Palov sayli” (“pilaf festival”) will bring together the best chefs of the country from different areas and will allow fans of the national cuisine to enjoy and witness this culinary competition.

The festival programme also includes a fashion show prepared by leading young designers of satin and adras, combining national and modern character. This colourful spectacle is organized jointly by the Civic Youth Movement “Kamolot” and the Association of craftsmen “Khunarmand”.

Representatives of foreign diplomatic corps, international organizations and other foreign guests – the participants of the conference “the development of historical, socio-cultural traditions of Bukhara in the context of the requirements of the modern civilization” will consider the issues of cooperation on improvement of tourism infrastructure and services, as well as professional training and advanced training of specialists involved in this area. At the end of the conference it is expected the signing of partnership agreements and number of investment projects.

The entertainment part of the program of the festival show concerts of folk groups from different regions of the country and a gala concert with participation of popular and talented young artists.

The festival “Silk and spices” will be concluded by cultural composition program, reflecting the essence of cultural heritage, and the ceremony of awarding the winners of the festival in several categories.

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