The «Family Holiday» was held in Shamkir
Since 2006 for the purpose of drawing attention of the society to family issues, preserving of family values and passing them to young generation, preparing of young people to family life, demonstrating traditions and customs of national minorities, keeping on propaganda culture of peace and tolerance, healthy lifestyle and many children in the families, integration of people with restricted physical abilities in society the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs celebrates on 15 May International Family Day. This year the Family Holiday was celebrated in Shamkir district.
Outstanding families from all regions and cities of Azerbaijan were sent by local Executive Powers to participate in the holiday celebration. Family were devoted for participaton in 4 nominations- “skilful hands”, “creative families”, “exemplary families”, “ national cuisine”. Besides that, during the holiday different corners with participation of professional experts ( psychologist, doctor, lawyer, the representative of elder generation) were organized, where guests could ask different questions and received consultation concerning any problem interested them. During the celebration guests observed the process of preparing different handmade goods by representatives of skilful families, cooking of different national dishes characterized different regions. The holiday was opened by national music.
On the event participated Antonius Broek, Leyla Fathi, Dragana Philipovich, representatives of Belarussia embassy Dmitriy Avanskiy and his wife, head Consul of Turkey representation office in Gandja Orkhan Ishiq and his wife, Ambassador of Indonesia and his wife, councilor of Ambassador of Malasia and his wife.
As usual on the event participated families from Shamkir: the wedding party was held with showing all traditions of our nation, many child family participated( they have 12 children) and longlived family were distributed with presents and diploms.
Were held competitions and the winners were awarded with presents and diploms.
At the end of the event the participant families were awarded by certificate and the gifts prepared by the Committee.