Today is football, today is a holiday, today is a celebration!

22 September 2023

The poem «Novruz» belonging to the pen of the remarkable Turkmen poet and great statesman Bairam Khan (1501-1561) has been passed from mouth to mouth for five centuries. If many singers, storytellers and copyists of this beautiful poetic work somehow magically moved to our days, they would see that today’s generation is also inspired by the immortal lines of «Novruz» by Bairam Khan Shahir.

This ode to the holiday associated with the arrival of spring in the world begins with the words, «Today is Novruz, today is a holiday, today is festivities». These lines expressing the excitement and awe that Nowruz brings to the human soul have been hovering in my mind for a long time. Being among the fans who willingly go to watch the national championship matches every week and witness the spectacle of the «game of millions», it is easy for me to understand their excitement.

Hojaberdi APBAEV,
A journalism.