August 31 annually
The main state holiday in Kyrgyzstan, Independence Day is celebrated each year on August 31st in recognition of the day the country became an independent state in 1991. The celebration includes a military parade, a national horse games fest, traditional dance shows, concerts and fireworks in Bishkek’s city square.
Community-Based Tourism Festivals
Every summer, community-based tourism (CBT) groups across Kyrgyzstan organize various events for tourists as well as locals, highlighting various national and regional attractions, customs and traditions, such as falconry and yurt assembly. For more information, contact the CBT group in the area you are visiting.
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