Nauruz, the snowy spring holiday in Kazakhstan

Nauruz is a spring festival celebrated across Central Asia, often with multi-day parties in smaller towns, and concerts and state-organized festivals in larger cities.

And due to the generous guidance of a local friend, my sister and I got to explore the festivities in Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana, for a few hours. Below is a short video set to the tune of singer Yerden’s Omir Koktem. I hope it gives you a glimpse of the big-city celebrations!

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