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Kyrgyzstan Events

Kyrgyzstan 2015 events

National horse games

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015 - August 2015 (Last two Saturdays in July and every Saturday in August.)

Horses are a large part of Kyrgyz culture and so every year national horse ......

Horses are a large part of Kyrgyz culture and so every year national horse games are held. These include ulak tartysh (‘grey wolf’) where two teams of riders fight it out over a goat carcass and kyz-kumay ('kiss the girl’), where the male rider has to catch up to horsewoman in order to receive his prize, a kiss.

Venue:
Cholpon-Ata

Address:
Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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At Chabysh festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015 (End of July.)

A horse-centred outdoor festival that involves long-distance horse races, t ......

A horse-centred outdoor festival that involves long-distance horse races, traditional horse games, poetry competitions, music concerts and handicraft exhibitions.

Venue:
Peak Lenin

Address:
Peak Lenin, Kyrgyzstan

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Taigan and Burkut Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015 (Throughout August.)

Demonstrations of hunting with golden eagles and Taigan dogs, Kyrgyz nation ......

Demonstrations of hunting with golden eagles and Taigan dogs, Kyrgyz national games that include ulak tartysh, and sale of handicrafts and souvenirs.

Venue:
Tamchy

Address:
Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan

Event cost:
Free.

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Orozo Ait

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

This feast, known as Eid al-Fitr in Arabic, at the end of Ramadan is celebr ......

This feast, known as Eid al-Fitr in Arabic, at the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a large meal shared by family and friends. Gifts of new clothes and alms to the poor are traditionally given at this time.

Venue:
Throughout the country.

Address:
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Event cost:
Free.

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