International Oimo Festival
The annual International OIMO Festival, occurring in Bishkek each July, is a true celebration of Central Asian culture. Featuring national foods, musical concerts, local film screenings, fashion shows, and a large handicraft fair, the festival welcomes artists, vendors, and presenters from across Central Asia.
Known as Eid Al-Adha across the Arab world, Kurman-Ait is a Muslim holiday in Kyrgyzstan, occurring on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hijja. Known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,” this day marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, and is often spent going to mosque before sacrificing a sheep and giving out meat.
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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