This year, the International Holiday of Navruz – a symbol of purity and beauty, the holiday of spring and equinox was celebrated with the participation of the Founder of Peace and National Unity – the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, honorable Emomali Rahmon and the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander in New York on the eve of the UN 2023 Water Conference at UN Headquarters.

High-ranking representatives of the UN, international organizations, UN member states and other participants of the Conference also took part in the celebration of Navruz.
The Navruz holiday was organized by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in order to familiarize the participants of the Conference with the ancient and rich culture of the Tajik people, as well as to promote the values of peace and solidarity, good neighborliness and mutual respect, which contribute to the preservation of cultural diversity and the strengthening of friendship between people and different communities.
The participants were presented with an exhibition of folk crafts, wood carvings, various types of Tajik dishes, fruits, bread, jewelry and an organized cultural event called “Water and Navruz – two sources of life.” The cultural program for the participants included Tajik dances, songs and soulful Tajik classical music.
At the end of the cultural event dedicated to the Navruz Holiday, a dinner was organized for the participants and everyone was treated to a variety of delicious Tajik dishes and sweets.