Kyrgyzstan festivals and cultural events
Schedule and overview of popular festivals in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan festivals is a reflection of the rich history of nomadic customs and traditions of the Kyrgyz people. At festivals, the men traditionally demonstrated their equestrian and racing skills, hunters competed in archery and falconry, while women presented their handmade products.
Today, centuries later, the Kyrgyz keep the traditions of the past and organize large festivals bringing people together not only from Kyrgyzstan but also from different countries. The most popular ones are national festival of arts and crafts, cuisine and folklore festival, Kyrgyz kochu festival, felt festival, hunting birds’ festival and horse games festival. Festivals are held on picturesque jailoo (pastures), with installation of yurts (tents), cooking national dishes, arranging exhibition and sales of folk craft items.
A Kyrgyzstan national festival is the best way to enjoy the atmosphere of the Kyrgyz centuries-old traditions.