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Archive of Blog: June 2014

National holidays of Kyrgyzstan
Published: 23 june 2014

In all Muslim countries, also in Kyrgyzstan, Nooruz is celebrated on March 21, the day of the vernal equinox. This day the Kyrgyz people lay the cloth with various dishes. The main traditional dish is sumalyak, as it is prepared specially for this holiday. The preparation of the dish is accompanied by chanting and dancing. This day people hold festivities, visit their friends and relatives in order to honor the older members of family.The date of Orozo Ait (Id al-Fitr) is appointed by the lunar Islamic calendar. Id al-Fitr means the completion of fasting month of Ramadan. During this month, all Muslims keep a fast, it is nit allowed to take food and water before sunset. The holiday is celebrated after the end of the holy month. The day begins with a morning prayer. Orozo Ait is one of the main Islamic holidays.Kurman Ait or Id al-Adkha is the feast of Sacrifice. There is a legend, once o...

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Shah-Fazil Mausoleum
Published: 30 june 2014

  The construction of Shah-Fazil Mausoleum supposedly refers to the XI-XII centuries. This major historical and architectural complex of Central Asian combines monuments of different eras. The mausoleum is located in the Jalal-Abad region in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The complex includes a monument of nature - the sacred mountain Archa-Mazar and the monument of the Bronze Age XVIII-XIX centuries. Later, the complex included Alamberdar mausoleum of XIX century, holy hermit cave, Shah-Fazil mausoleum and Safid-Bulent mausoleum. A characteristic feature of these sites is the combination of austerity and luxury decoration, presented in the form of carvings of blue, yellow and red colors.   It is a square building, height of which 11 metres. The interior of the mausoleum is decorated with ganch carvings. The legend says that there was an attack on defenseless people, in which...

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