This one-day festival is part of Tashkent’s ‘World of Leisure’ fair and foodies from all over travel to the capital especially to celebrate, sample and present the different varieties of the country’s national dish. There are workshops with master pilaf chefs and tasting sessions, as well as entertainment from traditional musicians.
This one-day festival marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated throughout Uzbekistan with bazaars and carnivals with horse races, music and dancing. It is said that nature will be more generous according to how lively the festivities are. Traditional dishes including ‘sumalak’ are cooked and shared with folk tales and songs.