The festival of national handicraft and trade started in Samarkand. The long-waited opening of the festival was held on August 24, 2018.B. Nurullaev, deputy of Hokim of the Samarkand region for the development of tourism, delivered a welcoming speech at the festival. He congratulated the people of Samarkand on the opening of such an important event in the city, which will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the development of tourism.
The opening day of the festival was quite fruitful at the events: the Samarkand bread fair, over 50 types of bakery products are presented here, the national dishes fair, oriental sweets, various workshops and competitions are held.
The exhibition of applied and visual arts was especially noted by guests of festival. The best masters of pottery art, woodcarving, ganch carving presented their works in the business, the best examples of carpet weaving and silk weaving were presented. In total, more than 80 craftsmen from different regions of the republic demonstrate their products at the festival.
The guests were greatly impressed by the performance of folklore ensembles and dance groups of the region. On the stages set along the street of Islam Karimov, performed well-known artists and young performers of the national pop industry.
The festival was organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for tourism development and the hokimiyat (administration) of the Samarkand region.
The festival will continue until August 26.