Congratulatory address of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the Sada holiday
I sincerely congratulate all of you on the occasion of the advent of a holiday of our ancient people, which came down from the depths of centuries – the Sada holiday.
Sada, along with truly popular holidays – Navruz, Tirgon and Mehrgon, is one of the oldest traditions of the peoples of Aryan origin, including us Tajiks, and after many centuries had passed, it was revived anew during the period of independence of Tajikistan.
In accordance with the traditional Tajik calendars, the Sada holiday falls on the winter’s fortieth day, during the period of cold weather, and gives the news that winter and the cold season are coming to a close and the spring season and the beginning of agricultural work are approaching.
From this ancient holiday to the present day, a number of traditions and customs, cultural and literary patterns, experience laid down by farmers have been inherited, and these spiritual values unite today's generations with more than six thousand years of history of our people.
In this regard, let me remind you that in the context of the ever-increasing expansion of the globalization process, the recognition of ancient history, pride in the millennia-old culture and civilization of our people, the revival of the best ancient traditions and customs, bringing them into line with today's spiritual and moral values strengthen our historical self-awareness and our national mentality .