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National Dombra Day

This Sunday will mark National Dombra Day.

The holiday was established in 2018 and is celebrated on the first Sunday in July. For centuries, this musical instrument has been and remains a symbol of the rich spiritual history and traditions of the Kazakh people.

“Every people, every nation, has favorite instruments. We know this well. And such an ancient instrument for the entire Great Steppe, uniting all Turkic-speaking and not only peoples, is our dombra. From time immemorial, it has accompanied us in moments of joy, triumph and triumph. Our cultural values, traditions and heroic tales are transmitted from generation to generation through the sounds of its strings and the melodies of its cues. It is symbolic that the National Dombra Day was born in the capital – the heart of independent Kazakhstan,” said Nursultan Nazarbayev.