Men’s national costume includes a wide tunic shirt with a high collar, a sheepskin coat that is called “ton”, and a quilted “chapan”. Chapan is a long outerwear that is sewed on wadding or a camel hair. The lining is made of a cotton print, and the outside is covered with silk velvet, woollen cloth or velvet. There were chapans for women and men in the old days, but today only the elder people wear it.

The national dish of Kyrgyzstan is besh-barmak "five fingers" - so-called because it used to be eaten without utensils. It is made with meat - usually mutton or horse and noodles that are boiled in the broth. Another Kyrgyz dish is oromo "filled bag", in which minced meat and vegetables are steamed inside a pocket of soft dough. The most common drink is kumis - fermented mare\\\\'s milk, and other traditional drinks are made with camel or sheep milk.

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The most popular of these are Dool- metal or wooden membrane-phone and Karsyldak – wooden spoon that give clicking tunes of various pitch.

Most widely known of these are Djylaajyn - idiophone involving small double or single tambourine-shaking for tune-play and as a-Musa - braced idiophone with hanging pendants that make their own sounds.

Self-Sounding instruments:- with the origin of the sound being the device body (idiophones).

TraditionalKyrgyz villager clothes are typically nomad-like which can be explained from the past mode of life as well as the temperature of the mountainous regions where they dwell. Therefore their clothes are usually thick and made of material like woolen robes or sheep-skin coats. Clothes made from fells of wild and domestic animals and woolen-burlaps are also widely used. 

Winter Kyrgyz men’s clothing  is a sheepskin coat and wool trousers. Shoes are the boots with soft soles without heels, which are also called “Maasy”. Maasy are usually wearing with galoshes.

Headdress is an indispensable attribute of a married woman. It sits tight on the head and completely cover the hair. Headdress is decorated with ornaments made by various types of seams with colored threads. A turban of white material called “elechek” is always wearing over the hat. The Kyrgyz women were wearing elechek in summer and winter. It was absolutely unaccepted to go outside without it.

The Karakol market, open on Sundays only, is the most famous and colorful horse market in Central Asia. Here you will find livestock of all kinds: roly-poly piglets, woolly sheep, and all kinds of cattle. The market includes a section for cars and used car parts, with bits of scrap metal artistically arranged on the ground.

Kyrgyz music is rich and royal, which serves as a symbol of the country's heritage. Their music is both vocal and instrumental. The genres of the tunes include traditional folk as well as professionally made classical music for concerts and occasions.

All of the Kyrgyzstan's musical-instruments are categorized into 4 major groups:

Percussive instruments:- with the origin of sound being the tension of the membrane in the device.

Along with the national Horse and Game Festival in July, there is also the Birds of Prey Festival celebrating golden eagles and falcons. Falconry has been a Kyrgyz tradition since ancient times and these birds of prey are some of the best hunters.

Stringed instruments:- with the origin of sound from the tensions of the strings:

The nomadic heritage of Kygyzstan and its historical association with several cultures of the world has beautifully driven a new distinct culture of the Kyrgyz which is similar, yet beautifully apart from other cultures.

Over the centuries, people from many regions have passed through or settled in Kyrgyzstan, and influenced Kyrgyz cuisine. The visual appeal of dishes is important, and a variety of spices are used for flavor and color.

Personal appearance can tell a lot about a person and his nation. Traditional clothes of the Kyrgyz people is important part of material and spiritual culture of the nation, and it is closely linked with the country’s history. Today I want to write about the Kyrgyz national clothes, about its features and cultural significance.

Girls traditionally wore long white dresses with embroidered velvet vests. Heavy skirts would be worn over these in winter. Their hair was arranged in about forty braids and covered with elaborate headdresses. Her wedding dress would be more elaborate with a cone-shaped hat and veil. After marriage, two plaits were the norm.

The Dordoy Bazaar, on the outskirts of Bishkek, stretches for more than a kilometer, and is a major shopping center. It is also the main outlet for imported goods from China and Europe.

The majority of Kyrgyz weddings, however, take place through matchmaking arrangements between the parents of the bride and groom. And, nowadays, many young people - especially in the cities - prefer to get to know each other first by "going out" together and thus have a more active role in the decision of who they will marry.

The most famous Kyrgyz epic is Manas, the thousand-year-old story of a hero who defended his land and his people. Longer than the Iliad and the Odyssey combined, it recounts the lifestyle of the Kyrgyz people - their customs, traditions, morals, religious rites, knowledge of medicine, and diplomatic relations.

Each craft of Kyrgyzstan is associated with their ancient nomadic style of living. Their nomad lifestyle left its impression on the lodgings, wear and crockery of these people. Even though the nomadic life is no more, the arts and crafts of the historical significance are still the part of the beautiful heritage of the country.

Male’s apparel consists of coarse top and wide trousers paired with a sleeveless jacket, boots and a special hat made of white wool, known as Ak-Kalpak – the Kyrgyz National hat. Whereas, the women dressing consists of a long and wide A-line dress, long and wide trousers paired with a camisole and a special head-dresses (worn according to age groups and relationship status) called 'Elchek' 'Tebetei' and 'Shokulo' . Married women also wear skirts with broad belts and vibrant embellishment.

In Bishkek, you can visit the Osh Bazaar, the most vibrant and fascinating place to immerse yourself in the local culture. This, the city\\\\'s most popular market, has everything you can possibly find in Kyrgyzstan, including Moorish sweets and beautiful fabrics.

Clothing Of Kyrgyzstan

At the Kyrgyz Kochi Festival - Cuisine and Folklore Festival, which takes place in the Djety-Oguz Gorge, a large variety of traditional dishes from different countries are presented. It is a wonderful opportunity not only to taste the many succulent dishes, but to watch as they are prepared. The festival also includes an exhibition of national crafts and felt making, as well as competitions among local folk groups in singing and dancing.

National Games:Kygyz games are very appealing and attractive to the locals as well as the tourists. These games are distinct from the world and fun.

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The Kyrgyz have been famous for their musical talent since ancient times. Through the oral traditions handed down from generation to generation, these epic and narrative songs have developed, as each performer introduced new variations and details.

TraditionalYurta for the people of Kyrgystan is more than just a comfy housing. They are sort of spherical camps with several felt layers fastened by ropes, designed thousands of years ago by Kyrgyz who had a nomadic way of living and Yurt Inns are since then a part of culture. You can still find them all around the country. They have ample supply of carpets, juk blankets, and pillows heaped-up on special places of rest.

Traditional wind instruments of Kyrgyzstan are countless but the most famous are Sybyzgy with diametrical aero phone and Choor with Kyrgyz conventional longitudinal aero phone.

ModernModern living is the cities are more of an urbanized settlement. People usually live in concrete housings and apartments with proper sanitation and facilities. International standards-based hotels can also be found in the region for taking abode.

The Kyrgyz are descended from ancient Turkic tribes, and have been nomadic cattle breeders for centuries and a large part of the population remains semi-nomadic, with sheep often outnumbering the population!

  Outdoor clothes is mainly was made of wool pets, but the most popular clothing was made of raccoon, sable and fox skin. There was a difference between ordinary people and rich people. Clothing of poor people was made from calico, while the clothing of rich people was made from silk, velvet and brocade.

The traditional clothing in Kyrgyzstan was much dependent upon the nomadic life style of the Kyrgyz people. The traditional dress of Kyrgyzstan was almost similar to the other central Asian states like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

TYIN ENMEI:This game involves the art of picking up coins from the road horse riding.Every player is permitted 3 consecutive tries and whoever manages to pick the coins is declared the winner of the competition.

In Kyrgyzstan the ancient practice of "bride kidnapping" is now prohibited by law. Of course, now some of these abductions are staged, either for romantic reasons or by couples who would otherwise face family opposition!

The sharp continental climate and nomadic culture demand practical clothing. Padded layers, sheepskin coats – the chapan, silk tunics and felt hats provide warmth and mobility. The kalpak, the white men’s wool hat is worn everywhere. Made out of four triangles of felt, the bottom can be rolled up to form a brim. It’s certainly a distinctive feature of dress in Kyrgyzstan.

UDARYSH:The game of wrestling while horseriding. The game consists of two people on horseback who struggle to push the opponent off the horse. The total time given is about 10 minutes. The person who succeeds to push the competitor off the animal, falling with or without the animal wins the contest.

Conventional stringed instruments of Kyrgyzstan are and Kyl-Kyyak and Komoz. The variation amongst these two is in the way of playing the tune. Komoz is a pinch device, while Kyl-Kyyak is the device.