International Novruz Festival, Azerbaijan

Deadline: 15 February 2011
Open to: people aged 18-35
Venue: 15-22 March 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan
Fee: 60 EUR
Costs: Accommodation and food, local transportation, free entrance to events

This project will give you a unique chance to experience different parts of NOVRUZ holiday, such as jumping over bonfires and running through the streets, banging on pots and pans with spoons and knocking on doors with your hats and bags to ask for little presents (sweets and candies) and tasting national cookeries, such as shekerbura, pakhlava, goghal that you have never had before! Another essential part of this festival is a chance to visit the capital of Azerbaijan Baku – the city of centuries – old history, ancient traditions and modern reality became known as “ Paris of the East”. And this is not all; lots of surprises are waiting for you…


  • To create a culturally diverse and open environment where all of the participants will be able to express their own culture and appreciate the others, discuss different global issues (e.g. ‘tolerance’, ‘local traditions and globalization’, ‘culture in the modern world’, ‘music as a way of expression’ etc.).
  • Gain mutual respect for the different cultures in the world and promote peace in our big home – Earth.
  • To explore ancient traditions and habits of Azerbaijan culture, to celebrate the antique holiday of Novruz – the beginning of spring in Azerbaijan .

Working language is English.

Open to

This event aims to bring together 30 motivated participants between the age of 18-35 who are interested in culture and ancient traditions.


There is a participation fee of 60 Euros . This fee covers the following costs:

  • Accommodation and food throughout the whole week
  • Local transportation
  • Free entrance to the parties and other events

Travel expenses: Participants will be required to cover their travel expenses by themselves. Only limited funds are available to provide reimbursement of the travel expenses of some qualified participants. The financial assistance requests for travel expenses will be considered individually.

Apply here

Official website

5 thoughts on “International Novruz Festival, Azerbaijan

    1. Hej Jovi,

      just for the record, shouldnt you have checked it beforehand? I checked it and i found this: Azerbaijan tourist visa is required for citizens of Macedonia. But, I would encourage you to doublecheck it.
      And for flights, try to check this site:

      Good luck with visas and finding the right flight.


    2. Hi Jovi, I am accepted too:)
      I will go from Skopje to Istanbul by bus, then I will get a plane from Istanbul to Baku. It's round 360 Euros the whole trip. I followed the same site as Kristina suggested to you. My friend went to Azerbaijan last year and she needed a visa, but was misinformed here, luckily the guys at the Azerbaijani border managed to provide her with one. Stay in touch with the organizers, they will send you more information. Anyway, the Azerbaijani Embassy that is accredited to Macedonia is in Ankara, Turkey.

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