Festivals

Festivals of Kyrgyzstan

Festivals in Kyrgyzstan reflect the rich history and nomadic traditions of the Kyrgyz people. This is a celebration of centuries of culture with traditional sports competitions, various fairs and shows.

Today, Kyrgyz festivals are the best way to preserve ancient traditions. During holidays they are attended not only by local population, but also by guests from all over the world. The most popular festivals are festivals dedicated to crafts, cuisine, folklore, felt, bird hunting, and horse games. Many Kyrgyz festivals are held on summer pastures (jailoo), where whole yurt camps are set up.

Festivals in Kyrgyzstan are one of the best places for those who want to imbue Kyrgyz traditions and customs.

 

Schedule of Kyrgyzstan tourism festivals and events in 2020

Date

Festival

 Description

January 25Ski Challenge by CBT ArslanbobJoin us in Arslanbob in Southern Kyrgyzstan for our annual ski challenge and enjoy the beauty of Arslanbob’s walnut forest in winter. In addition to this unique experience, we offer you a real Kyrgyz-Uzbek folklore show.
March 21“Nooruz” FestivalThe cooking process for Sumolok, as well as “Kuk chuchvara”, “Kuk samsa” and “Kocho ash”.
May 09Bike Challenge by CBT ArslanbobJoin us and explore the amazing landscape of the Jalalabat region. A unique adventure in the mountains is waiting for you. Enjoy the beauty of our wonderful lakes and different villages. We offer you a real Kyrgyz-Uzbek folklore show.
June 20Festival “Kurak, terme, saima, oimo”Demonstration of making: kurak, saima, terme, oimo.
July 04Agro FestFolklore concert, felt show, exhibition of home animals, Kyrgyz national games, wool made dressing exhibition, Kyrgyz food tasting, National Horse Games
July 26National Horse Games Festival by CBT Kyzyl-OiNational horse games Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz- Kuumai, Er-Enish; Folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine.
July 25National Horse Games Festival by CBT KochkorNational horse games Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz- Kuumai, Tyiyn-Enmei, Er-Enish; Folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine
August 6National Horse Games and Birds of Prey Festival
by CBT Tamchy
Demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; show of Kyrgyz national games “Ulak-Tartysh” and “Tyiyn-Enmei”
August 15Birds of Prey Festival by
CBT Bokonbaevo
Demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; folklore show; exhibition and sale of handicrafts and souvenirs; tasting of Kyrgyz cuisine.
August 29National Uzbek cuisine festival by CBT JalalabatCooking forgotten traditional  dishes of Kyrgyz and Uzbek cuisines. Tour of the vineyard and fruit tasting. Folk concert.
October 3Autumn marathon In the walnut forest 8kmPhoto exhibition and local sale handicrafts, folklore show, wrestling with kids, donkey racing