By Laman Ismayilova
The Voice of Youth festival, featuring colorful concerts, exhibitions, workshops and meetings with young writers, has today opened in Baku.
The festival organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry to mark the Youth Day, annually celebrated on February 2, will last till February 6.
The events within the festival will be held at the State Puppet Theatre, International Mugam Centre, National Library, Sumgait State Musical Drama Theatre, Masalli "ASAN life" complex, Cultural Center of Sabirabad region and etc.
Azerbaijan celebrates Youth Day annually on February 2. This holiday was created in 1997 as the consequence of the conduction of the First Forum of Azerbaijani Youth in 1996.
The holding of the First Forum of Azerbaijani Youth was a major step towards the implementation of effective cooperation between numerous youth organizations and the state. Consequently the president signed the decree establishing February 2 as Youth Day in the country.
Today, about 200 youth organizations operate in the country. They cover different issues, such as raising of patriotic spirit in education, reducing of unemployment, promotion of culture among young people etc.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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