Every year, August 10 is celebrated as Abay Day in Kazakhstan, on the occasion of the birthday of the national poet Abay Kunanbayev, who contributed to the revival of the national awareness of the Kazakh people.
Various commemorative events are held throughout the country and in the Semey region, where the poet was born, on the occasion of the Abay Day. Exhibitions were opened in museums in the capital Nur Sultan. In Almaty, a group of young artists performed Abay’s works at the metro station.
The “Shakespeare” of the Kazakh people Conferences about the national poet were given in various parts of the country. Abay Kunanbayev, who was born in the city of Semey in eastern Kazakhstan in 1845, wrote nearly 170 poems, 56 translations and 45 advices called Black Words, and was called the “Shakespeare” of the Kazakh people.