On March 19, national festivity took place in Baku on the occasion of Novruz – a national holiday of the people of Azerbaijan.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the Novruz festivity.
The President and the First Lady arrived at the Fountains Square of Baku.
Participants of the Festivity warmly welcomed the Head of the State and his spouse.
President Ilham Aliyev talked with residents and was photographed with participants of the Novruz festivity.
Then, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva became familiarized here with the Novruz Fair.
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and other participants of the festivity listened to ashygs’ performance.
Thereafter, the President and his spouse, coming to Icherisheher, became familiarized with the festival “The Spring Fortress”.
The Spring Girl presented a holiday “khoncha” to the President.
Great Dada Gorgud, giving blessings, wished that Novruz holiday bring abundance to our people.
Main characters of Novruz holiday, Kosa and Kechal congratulated the President and his spouse on the holiday, and cracked eggs with the President.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva familiarized themselves with a fair in the framework of the festival “The Spring Girl”.
Employees of the Azerbaijan State Academic Music Theatre thanked the President for the care and attention shown towards them.
The Azerbaijani President and his spouse then attended the Contemporary Art Museum.
The Head of the State and his spouse viewed an exhibition comprised of handicrafts of Icherisheher artisans in Caravanserai.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva talked with residents around a tea table in Icherisheher.
Watching the performance of the child dance ensemble “Sema”, the President and the First Lady were photographed with members of the ensemble.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev lit up the Novruz bonfire on the square before the Maiden Tower.