EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION DEVOTED TO THE TURKMEN WEDDING TRADITIONS

In our country is paid a big attention to studying of the traditions which we have got in inheritance from our ancestors. These traditions being a stage of the past of our people, concentrate in themselves their beauty, tactfulness, notion about meaning of the life. The fact that the part of them in a fashion up to this day tell about continuity of our national features.

Turkmen wedding traditions have also original history. They have arisen long ago and have reached up to now. Turkmens liked to time holidays to some event or date. Wedding was one of them. The traditions connected with wedding, differ from other festive traditions because of their complications, solemnity and cheerfulness. Our compatriots who live in different parts of the country have wedding traditions both with coincidences and differences. On 19-th of April 2017 at the State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan has taken place educational conference “Turkmen wedding traditions” and organized an exhibition aimed to reveal these generalities and differences, to prevent their disappearance and to adjust their continuation in modern conditions.

Having opened educational conference manager of the State museum, candidate of historical science Ovezmuhammed Mammetnurov made a speech оn the aim of its holding and wished all the participants effective decision of discussed problems. Then everybody listened to: subeditor of «Garagum» magazine, People’s writer of Turkmenistan Orazguly Annayev and his theme «Wedding traditions – exposition of spirit of Turkmens», leading research assistant of the Institute of national manuscripts of Аcademy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, candidate of philological science Edjegyz Charyyeva - “Wedding meal - chelpek”, leading research assistant of the Institute of archaeology and ethnography of Аcademy of Sciences of Turkmenistan Kakadjan Bayramov - “Wedding traditions of Seljuk Turkmens”, head of division of the Institute of language and literature of Аcademy of Sciences of Turkmenistan Guljemal Gummanova - “Echos of wedding traditions in destans”, worker of the “Palace of Happiness” Gozel Baynepesova - «Wedding traditions of the prosperous epoch», subeditor of «Garagum» magazine» Nurtach Annamukhammedova - «Wedding traditions in Turkmen proverbs», subeditor of «Galkynyş» newspaper Leyli Gurbanova - “Matchmaking traditions”, senior research assistant of the State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan Nurgozel Orazova - “Camel adornment in Turkmen wedding traditions”, deputy manager of methodological division of the State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan Altynjemal Khydyrova - “National meals at Turkmen wedding”. Тhere were also actors of the National Alp Apslan drama theatre, which have shown a fragment of wedding scene and raised the spirits of those present.

At the conference participated staff of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan, of the State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan, of the Ministry of motor transport of Turkmenistan, of National “Gokdepe” museum, National museum of Turkmenistan “Ak bugday”. The educational conference was full of wedding mercuriality.

After the finishing of the educational conference manager of the State museum Ovezmuhammed Mammetnurov declared the exhibition open and called the guests to watch it. Here were exposed museum values connected with Turkmen national wedding traditions: duyehalyk, duyedyzlyk, duyebashlyk, a bridle with a plume, ancient articles of everyday life, Turkmen national musical instruments, woman’s jewellery, modern jewellery compositions, works of Turkmen artists and other exhibits, which made an impression on the guests.

Then all the participants of the educational conference were offered national wedding meals.

The  State museum of the State cultural centre of Turkmenistan expresses its gratitude to the “Palace of Happiness” and Honoured Art Worker of Turkmenistan, jeweler  Myrat Sakhedov for   participation in the educational conference “Turkmen wedding traditions” and allocation of wedding adornments and jewellery to the  exhibition organized within the network of this conference.