On May 6, 2017, the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada participated in the annual cultural event in Washington, DC, the Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour, an open day for accredited embassies in the US capital.
The Embassy demonstrated the richness of the culture of the Kyrgyz people through music and dance as well as exhibitions of the artwork and handicrafts of Kyrgyzstan. During the event, guests were interested in the geography, tourism opportunities, and cultural characteristics of Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, visitors enjoyed participating in weaving master-classes. Some of the visitors took the opportunity to practice their Kyrgyz language and also shared their knowledge about Kyrgyzstan.
An important part of the event was serving guests some Kyrgyz cuisine, such as boorsok and chak-chak as well as dried fruits and nuts. Visitors also were able to taste the national drink, maksym, and cognac “Kyrgyzstan.”
During the day, the guests were shown textile products, with both traditional and modern Kyrgyz motifs by the famous Designer Zhumagul Sarieva (Chapan studio) as well as Bukon, 7 Sisters and other artisans.
A special event was the master class on wickerwork from the chiy, making shyrdak, embroidering traditional Kyrgyz ornaments, and the playing of the temir-komuz by the Head of the Foundation of the Issyk-Kul Historical and Local History Museum-Reserve, Rysbubu Mamytova.
The concerts went on all day and were a great success. Guests of the Embassy enjoyed the performances of the dance group “Datkayym” and komuz players.
Furthermore, photographing guests wearing traditional Kyrgyz clothing and holding a poster containing the phrase “I Love Kyrgyzstan” was a lot of fun, and through their photos they can remember this day.
People from the D.C. area are visiting the Embassy to learn about Kyrgyz culture, folk music and try some national…
Posted by Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA & Canada on Saturday, May 6, 2017