Nauryz Kutty Bolsyn!

23 Mar

Nauryz poster in Almaty

This week has seen a three-day public holiday in Kazakhstan for the Nauryz celebrations. Nauryz marks the spring equinox, when day and night are equal, and for many it’s the start of a new year.

Kids enjoying a swing on an altybakan in Almaty

The holiday is an ancient one and is celebrated by peoples with  Persian roots and in many other parts of the world such as Turkey, Pakistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus and north-western China.

Serving up a mean Nauryz kozhe in Almaty

In Kazakhstan the day is marked by drinking a milk-based soup, Nauryz kozhe, made with seven cereals such as  barley, millet and wheat added according to taste.

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2 Responses to “Nauryz Kutty Bolsyn!”

  1. S Soap March 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy Nauryz Kazakhstan!

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