Kazakh national culture was celebrated on December 6, 2009 in the Museion, the Centre for Esthetic Education of Children and Youth under the Moscow State Museum of Fine Arts in assistance with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Mardjani Foundation.
The event program included a film about Kazakhstan, Kazakh folk dances, performed by young talented students of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and a dombra concert by Ablaykhan A. Ospanov, A Honored Culture Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Through interactive lexical game children learned more about Kazakh jurt and housekeeping. In the end of the festival to the most active of them the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented books on Kazakhstan and CD’s.
The festival was supported by a small exposition of children paintings and drawings from the Centre funds, which participated in the Astana lap of the Children Paint Fairytales exhibition in June and July 2009.
The introduction of the tapestry, one of the most recognizable and beautiful decorative and applied Kazakhstani Art, by Moscow-based artist Zaure Smagulova also gained a huge interest and appreciation.