Festivals in Kyrgyzstan 2024

Festivals in Kyrgyzstan 2024

Festivals in Kyrgyzstan reflect the rich history and nomadic customs and traditions of the Kyrgyz people. Festivals feature sporting competitions, races and demonstrations, as well as handmade products, food, and performances.

Today, festivals are a great way to keep traditions alive and to gather people not only from Kyrgyzstan but from around the world. The most popular festivals feature arts and crafts, cuisine, folklore, felt, hunting with birds, and horse games. Many Kyrgyz festivals are held in jailoos (or summer pastures), with yurts showing off traditional dishes and selling crafts.

Festivals in Kyrgyzstan are some of the best places to explore and enjoy Kyrgyz traditions and customs.

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Kyrgyzstan Festivals

Schedule of Kyrgyzstan tourism festivals and events in 2024

Date Name / Location


June 1 Nomad games festival / Kyzyl-Kol village Demonstration of traditions and way of life of nomads, national music and games, shashlik (kabob) cooking master class.
July 6 Jaichy Agro-Festival / Jaichy yurt camp, Kok-Sai Village Kyrgyz folklore show, sheep shearing and wool sorting, demonstration of wool products, national cuisine, master classes and tasting of dairy products.
July 7 Kyzyl-oi Kyrgyz national horse games / Kyzyl-Oi Demonstration of yurt construction, Kyrgyz ceremonies and traditions, horse games.
July 28 Kochkor Fest / Naryn region Erection of a yurt, demonstration of bursok making, ala kiyiz shyrdak, national games and national dances.
August 3 Festival of Manas and Nomad games / Talas Region “Manas Ordo” historical park The colorful show of the Battle of Talas.
August 6 Festival of Horse Games / Tamchy A variety of horse games, national dances, and eagle demonstrations.
August 10 Birds of Prey Festival / Jaichy yurt camp, southern lakeshore of
Issyk-Kul Lake, near Kok-Sai Village
Demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; folklore show; exhibition and sale of handicrafts and souvenirs; tasting of Kyrgyz cuisine.