On the 4th of April 2019 near the “Howdan-Bajgiran” region, a festive event took place in the framework of celebrating the International Day of Novruz organized jointly with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
From the Turkmen side, the heads and representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the Administration of Ahal region participated in the event. From the Iranian side, the Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Asghar Mounesan participated in the celebrations as the guest of honor, as well as the Governor of Horasan-Rezavi province Ali Reza Razm Hosseini took part in the event. Also, the high-level state employees of Iran, the Turkmens residing in Iran and the representatives of public organizations participated in the celebration.
During the festivity, the performances of folklore groups of Turkmenistan and Iran, the exhibitions of cultural heritage and applied arts, as well as the degustation of national dishes were organized.