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Yurt is the home of the nomadic peoples of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. At the base of the yurt is a round wooden frame, which is fastened with ropes and covered with felt. The yurt is easy to assemble and disassemble. All celebrations take place in a yurt — a symbol of family and traditional hospitality, which are an integral part of the identity of the Kazakh and Kyrgyz peoples.


Asyk is the supracal bone (talus) of a sheep (mainly rams) and, less often, other small ruminants. Asyks are placed in a row. The player throws an asyk-cue ball from a distance of several meters, which needs to knock out other asyks from the kon (circle). It is also necessary that the cue ball is in a certain position. The game «Asyki» promotes the development of cognitive and physical skills. Asyks, as a symbol of childhood, play an important role in strengthening the social cohesion of the Kazakh people and the formation of a sense of unity and identity. Children are the key to the preservation of this object.


Nauryz means «new day»; March 21 — International Day of Nauryz, the holiday of the arrival of spring according to the astronomical solar calendar among the Iranian and Turkic peoples, marking not only the spring equinox, but also the renewal of nature. Nauryz symbolizes fertility, friendship and love.


Aitys is a song contest of akyns-improvisers; they perform their poems to the music of traditional musical instruments such as the Kazakh dombra. The topics are chosen by the audience, and the winner is the participant who has demonstrated the greatest musicality, sense of rhythm, originality and wit.


Kuy is a traditional Kazakh instrumental piece. Performed in dombra. Those who perform kyuis are called kyuishi. Various epic legends, tales and legends have found their musical expression in kyuis. The art of performing dombra kyui plays an important role in strengthening the social cohesion of the Kazakh people and forms in him a sense of originality and unity

Kazaksha Kures

Kazaksha kures is a form of traditional wrestling, during which opponents wrestle while standing. The goal of the competition is to put the opponent on two shoulder blades. Today, kures is a national sport for both men and women, and it is also part of the program of international competitions broadcast in several countries. Kures fosters community-to-community relations based on the principles of tolerance, goodwill and solidarity.

Korkyt ata

The great poet, storyteller, philosopher Korkyt ata lived in the 9th century on the territory of the present Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan. He is considered to be the creator of kobyz, an ancient musical bowed instrument that Kazakh musicians play to this day. The works of Korkyt, passed down from generation to generation for over a thousand years, reflect the common roots of the Turkic-speaking peoples


Unleavened white bread made from wheat flour. The bread is shared during ordinary and festive feasts, at birthdays and weddings, and at funerals. The division of the bread is accompanied by words of encouragement and good wishes that are appropriate for the occasion. Tradition is passed directly from master to apprentice, it is an expression of hospitality and solidarity, it also symbolizes common cultural roots and reinforces a sense of belonging to the community.


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