Uzbek customs and traditions — Asia Travel

Musical styles of Uzbek dastans

In Uzbekistan, epic poems and stories are represented by the dastan genre. Dastan means story, tale, honor, adventure and includes both poetry and prose, accompanied by music. The most popular dastans are ancient ones, based on centuries-old traditions, often personalized by their performers. They express national themes and aspirations – heroic struggles for the homeland […]

Buzkashi in Navruz

Uzbekistan is famous for its numerous exultancies, holidays, and other ceremonies. The most exciting and palpitating is certainly kupkari. The name can betranslated as “business of many”. While Spain stands for corrida, Great Britain — for polo, then Central Asia, and especially Uzbekistan is for the engrossing kupkari. Kupkari is counted to be a traditional […]

Tea in Uzbekistan

Tea brewer is a man of appreciation in his community. Here is his common portrait: middle aged, robust, a bit stout, but not fat; has a round good-humoured face, not always lively, but invariably amiable. He knows everybody, and everybody knows him. He speaks little, does not intrude on a conversation with uncalled-for remarks. If […]

Uzbek Traditional Clothing

National features of every country can be observed through its customs, traditions, cuisine as well as traditional clothing. For a long time originality of Uzbek clothes has been set according to climate, conditions of life, customs and traditions. Traditional Uzbek male clothes consisted of warm quilted robe — chapan, tied up with a shawl or […]

Wedding and other ceremonies in Tashkent

Tashkent Uzbeks celebrate several ceremonies or gatherings with the term of “Tuy”, meaning “wedding”. Hence there are several traditions connected with the birth of a baby in the family of Tashkent people: — putting the baby into the cradle “Aqiqa”; — “Beshik Tuyi”; if the baby is a boy a special ceremony dedicated to his […]