„Festival of Light. Nizami Ganjavi” was presented in Baku on October 14-17. Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the audiovisual project sparkles the public’s interest in preservation and transmission of Nizami Ganjavi’s poetic, philosophical and social heritage.

During the festival, miniatures based on „Khamsa” (Quintet) were recreated on the facade of the National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature and on the Maiden Tower.

President Ilham Aliyev declared 2021 the „Year of Nizami Ganjavi” in Azerbaijan, taking into account the exceptional importance of the poet’s work and the country celebrates the 880th anniversary of the great poet and thinker with multiple events.

The works of Nizami Ganjavi were translated into many languages. The rare manuscript copies of his works are kept and preserved in famous libraries, museums and literary foundations in cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Baku, Tashkent, Tabriz, Tehran, Cairo, Istanbul, Delhi, London, Paris and others.

Iosefina Batto


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