On May 20, 2017, the traditional International Charity Festival of National Customs and Cuisines was held in Dushanbe. The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan with the participation of diplomatic missions and representations of international organizations.
A variety of dishes of Ukrainian cuisine, a master class of painting in the national style "Petrykivka" and Ukrainian national dresses, presented by the Embassy of Ukraine, together with the Ukrainian community and the popular restaurant "Traktir" attracted a keen interest of numerous guests of the festival. A special flavor of the Ukrainian table was provided by live Tajik music performed by the students of Arts College named after Ahmad Babakulov under the Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan.
The collected funds were donated to the “Lona” Charitable Foundation to help children suffering from cancer or burnings.