An international cultural festival dedicated to the cultural characteristics and heritage of various nations living in Germany took place on 26-27 August in the German city of Rheda-Wiedenbrück.
Festival participants from Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey, India, Vietnam and Uzbekistan presented a variety of national dishes, as well as folklore performances aimed at popularizing ethnic values.
The guests of the event got acquainted with the original culture and art of Uzbekistan and also tasted Uzbek national cuisine in the national corner organized by the Consulate General of Uzbekistan together with other Uzbek representatives.
Participants of the annual international festival got acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, the tourist destinations of Uzbekistan and the modern conditions being created for travelers visiting Uzbekistan. The visitors and participants of the festival were impressed by Uzbekistan's culture and history and noted that they would like to visit Uzbekistan in the near future and feel the atmosphere of the fabulous East.
The mayor of Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Theo Mettenborg, welcomed the participants and guests of the event and thanked the participants for their contribution to the development of international cultural exchange and the strengthening of interethnic harmony. In particular, he congratulated Uzbekistan on the upcoming 32nd anniversary of independence and wished the friendly Uzbek people well-being and further prosperity.
Fatma Dix, Head of the Department for Social and Integration Affairs:
- Today we have gathered at the traditional annual cultural festival, which is held for the 39th time in our city. We are glad to see representatives of different countries and nationalities who show their ethnic values and tolerance towards each other. The participants did their best, demonstrated national clothes, prepared national dishes, and sang songs and dances. Of course, Uzbekistan attracts special attention. We learned a lot of interesting things about the culture and tourism opportunities of this wonderful country. We really liked the national Uzbek dance and the famous Uzbek pilaf. I would love to visit this amazing land.
Event organizer, German teacher Nargiza Hess:
We are very pleased to once again represent our country at the festive festival in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. This festival brings together representatives of more than a hundred nationalities living in Germany. This year, Uzbekistan takes a leading position and opens the festival with national dance, music and excellent plov. We saw our compatriots, got acquainted with the culture of different nations and presented our country. We thank the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Frankfurt for their active participation and support. Taking this opportunity, I want to congratulate everyone on the upcoming Independence Day, I wish peace and prosperity to our beloved Uzbekistan.