04/12 23:13

Manas Day celebrated in Kyrgyzstan

  Manas Day celebrated in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, December 4 / Kabar/. A solemn event dedicated to the celebration of Manas Day and conclusion of seven days and nights of narration of Manas epic is held today in Bishkek.

The solemn event was attended by Kyrgyz officials, members of parliament, culture figures and other guests.

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov in his speech highlighted the role of Manas narrators in inclusion of the Manas epic in the list of masterpieces of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

He also said that the preservation and study of intangible heritage is one of the tasks of the Kyrgyz Republic’s state policy.

The seven-day, round the clock narration of Manas epic has started on November 27 in Supara ethno-complex in Bishkek, where known Manas narrators have narrated the Manas epic one by one.

Manas is the largest Kyrgyz epic, which is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most voluminous epic in the world.

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