Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan and the 31 August, your independence day

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You can not speak of the history of Kyrgyzstan without speaking of Manas, the national hero. Although it is not clear who was or the time in which he lived most of the traditions of the country they revolve around its history, mythologized over the years. One of the traditions of the country is the abduction of the bride or "ala kachuu" which was abolished by law when the country was part of the Soviet Union, Although it is still practiced throughout the country, especially in the more rural regions. I met several women who had been abducted by their husbands. They cried for months until they agreed to their marriage because he was part of the tradition and now admit that they are happily married for many years, Although this end is not so happy for other women, It may be repudiated if they do not accept marriage, some of them are just committing suicide.


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Another tradition, provenance Uzbeka, It is sleep the baby in a crib named "beshik". Is made of wood and has a hole where placed in the ass of the child, so that all needs fall to the ground and are saved to clean diapers.

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Place names or name of the populations are very simple and fun. Populations, such as the of Kochkor-ata translates literally as oveja-padre, or that the village is called "The father of the sheep", Cholpon-ata can be translated as "The father of the Star". The capital Bishkek is also the name given the stick to beat the national beverage, the kumis, a very appropriate name.

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Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the former Soviet Union the 31 August of 1991 and was recognized in December of the same year. This day is celebrated across the country with celebrations, Patriotic parades and folk shows.

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The country has an influence of 20 different countries, creating your own identity. He has received a strong influence of the Soviet Empire, of Turkey (the language is closely related ), Mongolian culture and Muslim countries which has around, for example Uzbekistan, especially in the South of the country, with a large community Uzbeka.
Mix Russian and Muslim are capable of such ludicrous actions / curious how to take a glass of vodka after greeting the Muslim way "Salaam alikum" or cross is. They say that vodka is good medicine, similar to aspirin and antiseptic such as alcohol.

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On one of my walks I ventured into an open door of a building, that he heard some voices, at the end of the corridor I found what seemed to be a clandestine bingo, I started taking photographs until they got tired of my and began to throw me corn that used to cover the numbers bingo cartons. I had to go, laughing, one more sympathetic character Kyrgyz detail.

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They are in love with the horses and many national games revolve environment these animals, among them is the Kok Boru or Buzkashi, a kind of rugby but with horses and instead of ball used a goat which cut the head and feet to prevent damage to the riders. The winners take the trophy animal. There are other games with horses such as : Kyz-kumay ( or kiss the bride ), the Chabysh ( horse racing ) or Udarysh ( Wrestling up horse ).
It seems that when they see a horse, even cardboard have as usual touch her ass, da good luck.

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Some wealthy companies in the country, especially banks and mobile phone companies are using an aggressive and innovative advertising system, painted white stones and place them in hills and mountains forming giant letters with the initials of the company.

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Among the traditional cuisine is above all a dish called Lagman ( a few thick noodles with sautéed vegetables ), many times I had the feeling that you could only eat this dish all over the country, all guests of restaurants eating the same. You can also taste other dishes such as the Beşbarmaq, Manti, Assorte ( a combined dish ), or my favorite dish Ashlan-fu ( a plate of noodles with many species served cold, very typical of the town of Karakol ). You can also drink Kumis fermented milk, take it all the time and even sell it in the supermarket.

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This is a small but exciting country, very rich culturally, friendly and hospitable citizens, a place away from mass yet to exploit tourism.
Discover it before it's too late !


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