The Culture of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's culture dates back to ancient times. The Turk tribes, who migrated from the land of East Turkistan and the Altai, influenced 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 northern people rather differ from those of the southern population.

Patriarchal and tribal life and nomadic herding left their mark on the culture and lifestyle of the Kyrgyz. Starting with 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 they began to form villages and then small towns.

However, the Auls have survived. You can find them in the mountains. There are auls and the people living there follow their own customs and traditions to this day.
Kyrgyz traditional clothing has undergone a number of changes over the centuries. Traditional clothing is decorated with tree elements that are inherent in a specific tribe and region. Popular were the clothes made of wool.

Felt hats are the main attribute of 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. In addition, married women wear beldemchi (hip skirts).

Kaftan-chopon is both men's and women's clothing. The difference is mainly in the drawings that it decorated.
Men's pants have several names (depending on the region). For example, kandagay, chalbar, or zhalgak shym. In addition, of course, boots with high tops and curved narrow noses.

The people of Kyrgyzstan Family and patriarchy are inextricably linked.Starting with the family elders and ending with the smallest.
The Kyrgyz people's family life is intertwined with patriarchy. Starting with the family elders and ending with the smallest.
Previously, there was a custom of asking for a marriage when the kids were very young. Sometimes, people come to woo a family in which children have not even existed.
When the baby is born, everyone is 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 families. On the 40th day of living, the family pulls on the first shirt on the baby and then bathes in 40 spoons of water.
All the rituals that are interwoven with the birth and the child's life focus on its protection from evil spirits.
Culture and life of the Kirgiz is very diverse and rich in its development. Here are intertwined nomadic life and sedentary.

Ethnic cuisine in Kyrgyzstan.

For centuries, the national cuisine of the Kyrgyz Republic has enriched its recipes with those of the various nations of Central Asia.

This was because Kyrgyzstan laid the Great Silk Road and a large number of merchants and caravans passed through this country.

In different cities of the state, different cuisines take root. For example, in Bishkek, people were very fond of Russian cuisine. In other towns, combining Turkish, Chinese, and Korean cuisine,

The Kyrgyz nomads prefer dairy products, meat, and bread. It was popular in Uzbek and Uighur cuisines.

In the south of the country, people prefer cuisine with herbs and various spices.

Moreover, the Kyrgyz people have dishes with ritual significance.

However, over the centuries, some recipes have been forgotten, and some have been transformed into everyday dishes.

The national dishes of Uzbekistan are kebab, lagman, samosa, and pilaf.

The peculiarity of national cuisine in the Kyrgyz Republic is that it is considered very easy to prepare meals.

Here you will not find sauce or chopped meat. Uzbek people are trying to use fewer spices and sauces.

As mentioned above, except for the city that is settled in the south of the country,