On 21 January, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Leader of the Nation, and Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan, officially launched the celebration of the 175th birthday of Abay Kunanbayev, which will last throughout this year.
Ust-Kamenogorsk residents were one of the first to start the baton of holiday events. In the central square of the city, near the monument to the poet, thousands of people staged a flash mob and performed the famous song written by Abay - "Kozimnin Karasy". The solemn laying of flowers at the Abay monument took place afterwards.
Volunteers and activists of the D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University participated in the event.