Kyrgyzstan

SHORT INFORMATION

Religion in Kyrgyzstan

Alongside Islam the Kyrgyz tribes also practiced totemism, the recognition of spiritual kinship with a particular type of animal.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Kyrgyzstan holidays

Life amongst the nomadic Kyrgyz was extremely harsh and there was a high infant mortality rate. As a result birth and childhood were associated with many beliefs, superstitions and rituals - many with "shamanistic" overtones. Many of these have survived to the present day.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Kyrgyzstan Food and Drink

Kyrgyz food reflects its location and history, with its main influences drawn from the necessities of a nomadic life in a relatively harsh climate.