The young Kazakh capital turns 17 years old

Today, the young Kazakh capital turns 17 years old. Celebrations are taking place across the country to mark Astana Day. During the past week, Astana hosted

A great number of festivities and events, including a street art festival, an unusual doll festival, martial arts tournament, art exhibitions, food fairs, theatre plays, light shows and concerts. Astana Day has an important historical and cultural significance for the Kazakh people. It symbolizes the latest achievements of the independent Kazakhstan. Therefore, every year, on this day the city turns into a living theatre and a spectacle. This year was no exception, as the city residents and its visitors have enjoyed all the spectacular shows, opera and ballet performances given in Astana.