About Abai Day
Abai Qunanbaiuly (August 10, 1845 – July 6, 1904) was a Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher. He was also a cultural reformer toward European and Russian cultures on the basis of enlightened Islam.
In a Facebook post, Aktoty Raimkulova, the culture minister of Kazakhstan celebrated the prominent poet and thinker's great heritage. "Abai’s heritage encompasses the spiritual wealth of the Kazakh people accumulated over centuries. His works are of relevance today and reflected in the social and cultural life of the country" the Facebook post said.