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
|January 25||Ski Challenge by CBT Arslanbob||Join 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” Festival||The cooking process for Sumolok, as well as “Kuk chuchvara”, “Kuk samsa” and “Kocho ash”.|
|May 09||Bike Challenge by CBT Arslanbob||Join 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 20||Festival “Kurak, terme, saima, oimo”||Demonstration of making: kurak, saima, terme, oimo.|
|July 04||Agro Fest||Folklore concert, felt show, exhibition of home animals, Kyrgyz national games, wool made dressing exhibition, Kyrgyz food tasting, National Horse Games|
|July 26||National Horse Games Festival by CBT Kyzyl-Oi||National horse games Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz- Kuumai, Er-Enish; Folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine.|
|July 25||National Horse Games Festival by CBT Kochkor||National horse games Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz- Kuumai, Tyiyn-Enmei, Er-Enish; Folklore show; Kyrgyz cuisine|
|August 6||National 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 15||Birds of Prey Festival by|
|Demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; folklore show; exhibition and sale of handicrafts and souvenirs; tasting of Kyrgyz cuisine.|
|August 29||National Uzbek cuisine festival by CBT Jalalabat||Cooking forgotten traditional dishes of Kyrgyz and Uzbek cuisines. Tour of the vineyard and fruit tasting. Folk concert.|
|October 3||Autumn marathon In the walnut forest 8km||Photo exhibition and local sale handicrafts, folklore show, wrestling with kids, donkey racing|