The BIGGEST event of spring, the Central Asian Spring Festival in London 2013 (also known as Neuruz, Nauryz, Navruz, Novruz, Nooruz or Nowruz).


Being an ancient festival, Navruz is celebrated through the centuries in sake of peace, charity, purity and love. This year, representatives of six countries are coming together to celebrate this grand occasion.

Date and time: March 23rd, 1-5pm
Place: UCL Main Quadrangle, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
Price: £6
Buy Tickets Online: http://spring-festival13.eventbrite.com/
When buying a ticket, please specify which society you want to donate your ticket money to.

It is a unique opportunity to explore the rich traditions and cultures of countries with incredibly ancient histories as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Tatarstan. You will have an exciting experience tasting various national cuisines, seeing traditional clothes, enjoying performances of young talents, games and demonstrations of traditions of six countries.

There are going to be many surprises, including PLOV cooked right during the event by a professional Uzbek cook, a traditional Kazakh YURT, Azerbaijani backgammon championship, fun traditional games, souvenirs, and much much more!

Navruz at UCL has become a tradition, and has been organized for 4 years now! This year, we are planning on welcoming around 1000 guests. Your ticket covers a portion of food, a drink, an exhibition and a show presented by all societies. All proceeds are traditionally donated towards charity causes in respective Central Asian countries.

We look forward welcoming you!

Organizers: British-Uzbek Society, UCL Kazakh Society, QMUL Kazakh Society, UCL Azerbaijani Society, Kyrgyz Club UK, British-Tajik Society, and UK Tatar Association.

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