Nine foreign diplomatic missions accredited in the Republic of Belarus organized the international holiday Novruz in Minsk. The embassies of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan joined their efforts on this day in order to cordially celebrate Novruz Bayram and acquaint the invited guests with their traditions.
Representatives of ministries and departments of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States and a number of other international organizations, members of the national diasporas of the Belarusian capital, became guests of honor of the celebrations.
Representatives of the states traditionally celebrating Novruz organized exhibitions of objects of national culture, thematic photo expositions that reflected the national identity of each nation. By tradition, a presentation and tasting of national dishes of each of the organizing countries took place. During the holiday, folklore groups performed their guests with their songs and dances.