The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Azerbaijani people on the occasion of Novruz holiday, ONA reports.
The congratulatory letter says:
“Dear compatriots! I cordially congratulate you on Novruz Holiday, wish you all a festive mood, health, happiness and success.
Novruz Bayramy, which has penetrated into the deepest layers of the spiritual life since ancient times and occupied an exceptional place in the formation of national cultural values, is an invaluable gift from our ancestors. The colorful ceremonies of Novruz, creating the unity of nature and man, reflected a rich philosophy of life and a rich world of thought.
In the Azerbaijani land, Novruz bairamy was always far from other people's influences, and not a single force could make it leave the hearts of our people. Thanks to his great spiritual strength in difficult times, we managed to maintain optimism and faith in the future.
At a time when the wave of globalization was widespread and traditional values underwent long-term changes, the Novruz holiday became the personification of our attachment to the historical and cultural heritage. The inclusion of this holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage List is a source of pride for each of us.
Happy Novruz holiday!”.