Local traditions and culture in Kyrgyzstan

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  • If you are a man and are in...

    by shatronda Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you are a man and are in Kyrgyzstan, you MUST shake every guy's hand when you meet them. If there is a group of guys standing around and you only know one of them, you still must shake all of the other's hands. They must likewise shake yours if you are in a group and they walk up. Bottom line, if there is any handshaking going on, everybody must participate.

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    The typical children's beds....

    by filipdebont Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The typical children's beds. Under the bed is a kind of small bucket mounted. And then they put a kind of pipe on the baby, so when he pees, it flows into the small bucket. Of course, I can already hear you think, yes they have two shapes of pipes, one for the boys and one for the girls.

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    AK-KALPAK

    by henri123 Written Nov 2, 2013

    KYRGYZ HAT MADE OF FOUR PANELS OF WHITE FELT.

    IT IS WORN BY MALES OF ALL AGES

    IT IS A SYMBOL OF THE NATION

    KALPAK TURK WORD FOR HAT, AK WHITE IN KYRGYZ.

    AK-KALPAK
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    Muslim Graveyards

    by Eish Written Nov 7, 2007

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    The muslim graveyards have magnificent settings. They often include structures that resemble yurts or mosques, within which the grave is set.

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    Read the newspaper in the park

    by Eish Written Nov 7, 2007

    The daily newspapers are pinned up in special cases designed for the purpose in the parks, and locals can walk past and read the news.

    Reading newspapers in Bishkek
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    Traditional costumes

    by Travelchili Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Girls dressed up in traditional costumes in Jalal-abad. They dressed up for a special occastion - a local party, but you usually wouldn't see people wearting such costumes on the street.

    Traditional costumes
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    Kyrgyz epos "Manas" 2

    by Travelchili Written Nov 19, 2004

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    Manas appeared over 1000 years ago and besides reflecting the entire history of Kyrgyz people, it also discusses topics from all sides of human life: social, economic, and political.

    Scene from Manas
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    Isn't he cute. And yes I am...

    by filipdebont Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Isn't he cute. And yes I am sure it was a boy, because I saw the mother place the special pee-pipe before she covered him completely.

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