Central Asia, especially today’s Uzbekistan, has historically existed as an ancient cradle of science, culture and art. This also mentioned in pre-Islamic sources. In particular, in the Avesta, advanced ideas for the spiritual environment, science and education of the time were put forward. At the same works on astronomy, medicine, law and religion have been written in Aramaic, Sogdian, Turkic, Pahlavi, Khorezmian, Assyrian, Bactrian, Uyghur and Khotani and this scientific legacy has been serving as the basis for a strong civilization.
The President of Uzbekistan visited the mausoleum of Sultan Saodat near Termez. Surahs from the Holy Quran were recited.
Navruz is widely celebrated in Uzbekistan.
Bukhara hosted the First International Forum “Ziyorat tourism” (Pilgrimage tourism).
On December 10-11, Tashkent will host an international multimedia forum dedicated to the results of the project “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in World Collections” for this year and development of a roadmap for 2019.
The first International Forum of Maqom Art continues in Shakhrisabz. This forum is significant in its scope, thematic coverage and a large number of participants. The event is attended by artists from 73 countries.
The President of Turkey RecepTayyip Erdogan, accompanied by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, visited the regional museum of local lore Ark fortress in Bukhara.
A general education school has been opened at “Amudaryo” children’s health camp, where school of bakhshi will start operating. Students here will learn folk art and master the secrets of playing folk instruments. Classes will be conducted by four people’s bakhshi of Uzbekistan along with qualified specialists.