550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate: Significant events will be held in Zhambyl rgn

TARAZ. KAZINFORM - This year all regions of the country will hold celebrations of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate.

According to the press service of the regional administration of Zhambyl region, Taraz will carry out a number of sporting and cultural events. "Taraz has a special significance for the country. It was here where history happened. Many years ago between the rivers Talas and Shu sultans Kerey and Zhanibek founded the Kazakh Khanate," said Deputy Prime Minister Berdybek Saparbayev during his recent visit to the region. There have been allocated over 22.7 billion tenge for the action plan for the preparation and holding the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate. In February Taraz will hold the republican competition of young poets. In May there will be held a regional exhibition-fair of artisans' Koloner - Halyk kazynasy", historical and informative expedition with the participation of historians, local historians, ethnographers "Kazakh handygy tu tіkken olke". Zhambyl regional drama theater will stage historical drama "Kazaktar" by K. Iskakov and Sh.Husainova. "Khan kurenі" yurt camp will be constructed in Taraz. The main celebrations to mark the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate in Zhambyl region are scheduled for September. The program includes a theatrical performance dedicated to the anniversary, "Balasagun" Republican aitys (competition) of akyns (poets), presentation of the book "Kazakh handygynyn kuryluy zhane tarikhy", opening of monument called "the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate", an exhibition "Taraz - gasyrlar kuasі", international tournament in Kazakh kures "Eurasia Barysy" (Kazakh wrestling) for the prize of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In September Taraz will welcome the participants of a caravan expedition which will travel along the route of the Great Silk Road.

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