Kyrgyzstan culture dated back to ancient times. The Turks tribes, who migrated from the land of East Turkistan and the Altai influenced on culture, its origin and development, greatly influenced by.

Until the 20th century, there were tribal divisions on the territory of modern Kyrgyzstan.


By the way, we can notice that the traditions and customs of the north people is rather differ from the south population.

Patriarchal and tribal life and nomadic herding left their mark on the culture and lifestyle of Kyrgyz. Starting from food and ending with national attire and homes.

Kyrgyz living in the auls. Whole auls moved from place to place. Gradually, over time, they have taken a sedentary life and from the auls began to form villages and then small towns.

But auls have survived. You can find them in the mountains. There are auls and people living there follow their own customs and traditions to this day.


Traditional clothing of Kyrgyz over the centuries has suffered a number of changes. Decoration of traditional clothing has tree elements that inherented in a particular tribe and region. Very popular was the clothes made of wool pets.

Felt hat is the main attribute of the Kyrgyz clothing, which has been preserved to this day. In Kyrgyzstan, it is called “Ak-kalpak”, which translates as “white hat.”

Kementay is also very popular. This is outerwear, sewn from felt. And married women wear beldemchi (hip skirt).


Kaftan is a chopon of men and women’s clothing. The difference is mainly only in the drawings, which it decorated.

Men’s pants had several names (depending on the region). For example kandagay, chalbar or zhalgak shym. And of course, boots with high tops and curved narrow noses.

the people of Kyrgyzstan Family intertwined with patriarchal. Starting with the family elders and ending with the smallest.


Family in the Kyrgyz people intertwined with patriarchal. Starting with the family elders and ending with the smallest.

Previously, there was a custom of asking in marriage began at a time when the kids were very young. Sometimes, people come to woo to the family, in which children have not even existed.

When baby was born, all treated to a special dish called “zhentek”, and a week later, the child is placed in the cradle (beshik).

This day is a great holiday for family. On the 40th day of living family pull on the first shirt on baby and then bathed in 40 spoons of water.


All the rituals that were interwoven with the birth and the child’s life, focus on its protection from evil spirits.

Culture and life of the Kyrgyz are very diverse and rich in its development. Here are intertwined nomadic life and sedentary.