Dushanbe Water Festival is being held in the Tajik capital today evening, according to the Tajik MFA information department.

Organized by the Government of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, the event is being held in Navrouzgoh Park from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.   

The festival is reportedly a celebration of water as the basis of life, well-being, prosperity, and sustainable development.

The main objective of the Dushanbe Water Festival is in raising public awareness of the value of water as a vital resource.  Along with positive messages, the Festival will point out the existing problems and challenges and the need to mobilize efforts to overcome them.

The festival is also aimed at demonstrating the policy and practice of Tajikistan as a leader in promoting water issues on the global agenda, as well as drawing the attention of the international community to the UN 2023 Water Conference.  The UN 2023 Water Conference is expected to be historic and will accelerate action to achieve the water goals of the global Development Agenda.

The Dushanbe Water Festival consists of five components.  The program of the Festival includes an exhibition of folk crafts and creativity, an exhibition of foods of Tajik national cuisine and other countries of the world, an exhibition of various types of drinking water, a concert program, a fashion show of Tajik national clothes and other show programs.

The festival will provide guests-participants of the conference with an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the rich history, culture, art, and traditions of the Tajik people, as well as spend a pleasant and interesting evening in a friendly and festive atmosphere.