Specially for New Years Eve, cooked porridges from wheat, millet and barley. In Kyrgyz, it is named as keje or kocho. With all these dishes, they treated each other and their neighbors. At the same time they wished happiness, health, well-being and good luck. From Nooruz, Kyrgyz started the New Year and expected to be in peace and love. Kurman-Ait - one of the most meaningful feasts in a Muslim world, in other words - a sacrificial holiday. It lasts about 3-4-days. In this day, it is necessary to sacrifice animals, such as: sheep and lambs. This ritual is extremely vital for every Muslim in Kyrgyzstan. According to all the rules, people must be generous and hospitable to everyone, for both: poor and hungry. As this is a ritual holiday, it requires praying. During this day they visit the tombs of ancestors, meet with friends and make presents. Kurman-Ait symbolize power and mercy of supreme creator for all Muslims.
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