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...
Kyrgyzstan Public Holidays
Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2013-December 2014 period.
Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Orozo Ait itself. Orozo Ait and Kurban Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.