The Tajik Cultural Days, a week-long celebration of Tajikistan’s rich culture and tradition, opened at Abdul Hussain Abdul Redha Theatre in Salmiya on 24 March. Held under the auspices of the Minster of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah, and organized in cooperation with the National Council for Culture Arts and Letters (NCCAL), the festival highlights various aspects of Tajik culture, including is food, folklore, music and art.
Speaking about the event, Tajikistan's Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr. Zubaydullo Zubaydov said the Tajik Cultural Days aims to promote among people in Kuwait the rich cultural, intellectual and folkloric heritage of Tajikistan. It is also intended to increase awareness about the country and to attract more investment and tourists to Tajikistan.
The Cultural Days festivities also coincide with celebrations marking Tajikistan’s 25th anniversary of founding as an independent country and neatly dovetails with Kuwait being selected as the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2016. The celebrations, which will run until 28 March, will see over 35 organizations showcasing the best of Tajikistan’s culture, including a performance by the Tajik Folkloric Band, an exhibition of traditional Tajik costumes and a wide array of delicious Tajik food.