Traditions and rituals

Kurash – traditional wrestling in Uzbekistan

The regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus are rich in ancient traditions and rituals that have been preserved until today. Many of these rituals are entwined around the with great effort celebrated rhythm of life festivals, others are deeply rooted in shamanist or nomadic traditions and way of life.

We would like to introduce some of them to you here and gradually expand / supplement them.

Rhythm of life festivals:

Birth/Beshik toy

Eating traditions:

Bread from Tandir

Traditional games:

Kok Boru (will follow soon)

Other rituals/traditions:

Mongolian coaxing ritual “Hoos”