29 June 2012

Something to Love a Day in Kyrgyzstan: Holidays

Kyrgyzstan celebrates many of your old Soviet holidays like Victory Day and Women's Day, but that's not worth a post, at least not on this blog.  The holidays I love here are Nooruz, Kurman Ait, and Orozo Ait. 

We've celebrated Nooruz here three times- in 2006, 2011, and 2012.  We always celebrate it in the US too and even managed a pretty good time in 2007

Kurman Ait is Eid al-Adha.  I don't seem to have any photos posted from last year's celebration, but we visited friends and ate lots of good food.  Orozo Ait is Eid al-Fitr, one of our favorite holidays no matter where we live on the planet.  There are a few Orozo Ait photos mixed in this post from last year.

We're just missing being here again for Orozo Ait which is disappointing.

And so you know, orozo means fasting, so Orozo Ait (Eid) is the [end of] fasting celebrating. Kurman comes from qurban which means sacrifice and specifically refers to the sacrafice associated with the Hajj and Eid al-Adha.

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