Rituals

Kyrgyzstan's customs and traditions were developed to assist in the most significant life changes, as well as to provide order and value from birth to death. Going on a car rental tour with our company, you will have the opportunity to see many events and rituals in life.

Childbirth is regarded as one of life's most major events, and numerous traditions are observed both before and after the birth of a child. The first is suiunchu, which is good news about a baby's birth that is shared in exchange for a gift. Visitors who come to see a baby must give a korunduk, a gift, or money to the baby's family. One of the most important moments is naming the baby. One of the oldest relatives, or worthy members of the family or society, gives the name.

Another well-known custom is tushoo kesuu, a ceremony performed when a baby takes his or her first steps. It is one of Kyrgyz culture's oldest traditions. They invite a large number of people, mostly relatives and close friends. In exchange, visitors can bring a gift. Small children, teenagers, adults, and even seniors participate in competitions, and the first person to reach the finish line must cut the rope with a specially prepared knife that is taken by the winner.

The next ritual that you may be lucky enough to see on a car rental tour is wedding. Kyrgyz people's engagement and wedding traditions are among the most significant life experiences. Since family is so important in Kyrgyz culture, a wedding becomes meaningful not only for the groom and bride, but also for their extended families in Kyrgyzstan. Prearranged marriages and ala kachuu (bride kidnapping) are examples of traditional weddings. They are, however, no longer famous because they have lost their authenticity. Before a wedding, there is kyz uzatuu, a tradition in which the bride's family and friends bid her farewell by keeping a toi (feast). She is usually taken to the groom's house after the toi to begin her new life there.