Turkmenistan hosted the opening ceremony of the Culture Week 2019, designed to contribute to the preservation and development of the spiritual heritage of the Turkmen people.
Held alternately in different regions of Turkmenistan, this year's creative forum is held in the administrative center of the Makhtumkuli district of the Balkan velayat (region). This is due to the 295th anniversary of the birth of the classic Turkmen and world literature Makhtumkuli Fraghi, widely celebrated in Turkmenistan.
Famous theatrical artists, singers, musicians, writers, artists, museum and library specialists, as well as folklore and ethnographic groups from all regions of the country take part in the events of the Culture Week.
Festive celebrations began with a concert and a visit to the Makhtumkuli Fraga Museum. Here are collected exhibits that acquaint visitors with the cultural and intellectual environment that has cultivated Makhtumkuli, and showing the special role of the poet in shaping the national culture.
In the second half of the day, the celebrations on the occasion of the opening of the Week of Culture moved to Hercez, the native village of Makhtumkuli Fraghi. Here in the picturesque valley of the river Sumbar a celebration of poetry and folk art took place.
As part of the Culture Week, there will also be festive concerts, creative meetings with poets and writers, an exhibition of books and printed materials, thematic meetings with librarians, as well as acquaintance with the natural and historical sights of the region.