December 14, 2014
The Tatar–Bashkurt Association of Australia organized Sabantui celebrations at the Stockade Botanical Park on the 14th December 2014. Special guests and officials attended this gathering. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan sent well-known and talented singers from Tatarstan, Ms. Alsu Abulhanova and Mr Bazarbai Bikchantaev to Adelaide to take part in Sabantui celebrations. Association members met the guests at the Park with chak-chak in accordance with Tatar tradition.
Sabantui opened with recitation of Surah Fatiha by Tatar Imam, Bulat ishmukhametov. Mr Shamil Sadri and Mrs Elmira Sadri acted as MCs and they carried out their duties admirably. Adelaide Turkish community also participated in the Sabantui and they cook their culinary delights to please the hungry crowd at the Sabantui. Members from Uzbek, Uighur and Russian communities also came to Sabantui and took part in many of the activities. Students of the Tatar–Bashkurt Ethnic School displayed their skill in dancing on the stage as well as performed a play titled “Shalqan”. Student from Uighur Ethnic School performed Uighur dance. A Tatar youth from Sydney Mr Eshat Veli sang few Tatar songs. Indeed, the stage became an arena of celebration. Singers from the Republic of Tatarstan sang many Tatar songs to entertain the guests. This Sabantui provided plenty of entertainment, food and games and was appreciated by everyone attended.
Obviously success of any events would not have been possible without the support and contributions of the members of Tatar community. In particular we wish to express our special thanks and acknowledged their fantastic contribution for Sabantui to the following individuals: