Baku, March 19, AZERTAC
Nationwide festivities on the occasion of the national holiday of the people of Azerbaijan, Novruz, have been held in Baku.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva joined the Novruz festivities.
The head of state and his wife arrived at the Fountains Square.
The event participants warmly welcomed the head of state and his wife.
President Ilham Aliyev had a talk with local residents and posed for photographs together with the event participants.
President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed the Novruz fair here.
President Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva and the participants of the festivities listened to the performance of ashugs.
The head of state and his wife then arrived at Icherisheher and familiarized themselves with Spring Tower festival.
Dada Gorgud gave his blessing and expressed hope for the spring holiday to bring abundance to the Azerbaijani people.
Key characters of Novruz – Kosa and Kechal congratulated the President and his wife on the occasion of Novruz holiday.
President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed the fair organized as part of the Spring Tower festival.
Employees of the Azerbaijan State Academic Musical Theatre thanked President Ilham Aliyev for his attention and care.
The President and his wife then visited the Center of Modern Art.
The head of state and his wife also viewed the exhibition of the Icherisheher craftsmen in Karvansaray.
President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva talked with local residents at the tea table in Icherisheher.
President Ilham Aliyev then lit the Novruz bonfire at the square in front of the Maiden Tower.
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