Last year, on the instructions of the President, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan established August 10 as Abay Day. This year Kazakhstanis celebrate Abay Day for the second year.
Last year, many events dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great poet were held in the world and in our country. This year, unfortunately, many pandemic events in the country are held online.
We present a number of facts about the streets named after the great poet and monuments built in his honor abroad on Abay Day:
* Since 1988, the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, has had a street named after Abay Kunanbayevich. The street named after the great poet was also opened in Kramatorsk and Dnepropetrovsk.
* Abay Street was opened in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, in 1998, and Abay-Strasse was opened in 2000 in Berlin, Germany. There are also streets named after Abay Kunanbayevich in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and even in the Indian capital New Delhi. In Luxembourg you will also find a street named after the poet.
* On February 15, 1995, the House of Abay was opened in London (Great Britain), the center of the world, on the initiative of Rollan Seisembayev.
* In 2006, a monument to Abay was unveiled on Chistye Prudy Boulevard in Moscow, the capital of Russia. The monument is located near the Embassy of Kazakhstan.
* In 2007, a statue of Abay was unveiled in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The sculpture is located in the entrance alley to the National Library. There is also a statue of Abai in the National Library of Iran.
* In 2011, the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, hosted the opening ceremony of the street named after Abay Kunanbayevich.
* In 2013, a monument of the poet was built on Abay Street in Tashkent.
* In 2014, a monument to Abai was unveiled in Chaoyang Park in the center of the Chinese capital, Beijing.
* In 2014, a monument to Abay was bulit on Astana Street in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and etc.
National portal "Adyrna"