An event was also organized on May 25th for the young students of the Odlar Yurdu Education Center to mark the end of Sunday school year and to celebrate Azerbaijan Republic Day with the new generation of Azerbaijani in Houston. This event was the first step emphasizing the importance for children of keeping traditions alive and grow around them as a symbol of cultural unity.
The celebration started at the Azerbaijan Center with a speech from the teachers thanking the students and their parents for participating and supporting the education center. The children read Azerbaijani poetry and sang the national anthem and traditional Azerbaijani songs.
The President of the Azerbaijan Center, Ms. Irada Akhoundova, thanked respectively the art, language and the acting classes’ teachers, Saida Hagverdi, Arifa Bixby and Shahira Aliyeva. All the students and teachers received a certificate and a gift as recognition of their participation.
The event ended with a balloon release of the colors of the Azerbaijan flag.