In the Academy “Bolashaq” among all educational programs a lecture on the theme “Gratitude is a sign of nobleness of soul” dedicated to the Gratitude Day in the Republic of Kazakhstan was held.
Aim: education of students the spirit of patriotism, respect to the history and culture of Kazakhstan, commitment to solidarity, friendship and mutual support.
- to promote the popularization of the “Rukhani Zhangyru” program and further strengthen the importance of the Thanksgiving Day in the society.
- to instill respect for the history and national culture in the younger generation, which heard only from the mouth of adults about the hard times;
- to foster friendliness and respect for universal values, which have been formed over the centuries.
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated annually since 2016 on the first day of spring. In 2021 the people of Kazakhstan will celebrate for the sixth time a holiday of mercy, friendship and love of all the people of Kazakhstan to each other, based on a deep historical foundation and associated with the formation of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK) on March 1, 1995, which brings together all the ethnic groups, for which Kazakhstan has become a homeland.
The Resolution on Thanksgiving Day in Kazakhstan was signed by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev on January 14, 2016. The same document also approved the date of its official annual celebration – March 1. The initiative to establish this Day was put forward by the First President of Kazakhstan himself at the 22nd session of the ANC in April 2015, as part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary, Nazarbayev said: “If we declare the day of the ANC – March 1 – the Day of Gratitude, when all ethnic groups will express goodwill towards each other, express gratitude to the Kazakh people who accepted them as relatives, then this day would be a bright holiday of friendship and cooperation of all ethnic groups”.
By celebrating Thanksgiving Day, Kazakhstan reveals itself as a hospitable state, which has welcomed millions of immigrants in difficult times. For the most part, these processes were not by the will of the people, but because of the reforms undertaken. It was not organized in a humane way: people were dropped off in the steppes from the wagons in which they were transported. The resettlers were saved by the openness, friendliness, hospitality and friendliness of the Kazakhs. Although they themselves were in a difficult domestic and economic situation, this did not prevent them from sheltering people who were forced to change their place of residence.
For example, only in the beginning of XX century Kazakhstan received 1.1 million people from Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia; in 1930s during collectivization 250 thousands of dispossessed peasants were exiled here, and more than 1.2 million people from all over the USSR were moved to build industrial objects. Kazakhstan did not abandon the migrants to the mercy of fate, because hospitality is a special mental and cultural trait of the Kazakhs. Therefore, the establishment of this holiday is a tribute of respect and gratitude of all ethnic groups to each other and to Kazakhs who showed mercy and accepted these people as relatives.
“Remember and be proud of your history” is one of the main messages of the holiday. A Day of Gratitude was initiated to commemorate these challenges of history and trials. To show respect and gratitude to the people of Kazakhstan for not caring about people in difficult situations – this is the main idea of the holiday. This is the main message of the holiday, which is celebrated in Kazakhstan on March 1. Each event is aimed to make people remember the difficult times of the 20th century, as well as the events of history as the stages of formation of modern Kazakhstan.
Numerous charity marathons, exhibitions, large-scale actions are held in major cities of the country. For example, an exhibition dedicated to koumiss has been held in the capital city more than once. Because it was this drink that saved the settlers from diseases. It was also promoted by the national dish kurt:
“This is a day of respect for the Kazakh country, for the land, for the Kazakh people who have accepted, as relatives, thousands of representatives of different ethnic groups, forcibly displaced to Kazakhstan, which became their homeland. Despite all the difficulties, the Kazakhs sheltered all the resettlers, shared their bread with them, showing the original Kazakh hospitality. Above all, it is a day of gratitude and respect for all this,” said Rozakul Khalmuradov, a member of the Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan.
Let Thanksgiving Day promotes further preservation and multiplication of the main wealth of our country – unity of the people of Kazakhstan.