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The culture of Kyrgyzstan has a wide range of ethnic groups and cultures, with the Kyrgyz making the conventional group. It is normally well-thought-out that there are 40 Kyrgyz clans, which are represented by yellow sun with 40 rays in the center of the flag. The advents inside the sun are said to describe the roof of a yurt. The major religion of Kyrgyzstan is Sunni Islam (91%). The Russian population is Russian Orthodox.

The Kyrgyz people lived in Siberia and then later they settled down to Central Asia. They lived with cattle- education, they also took care of rams and horses, which were the most important internal animals, but also cows and goats were upraised. Horses are one of the main part of itinerant culture and therefore there are many old-style horse games.

There are dissimilar types of horse games that are still played. They organize them during the anniversaries or shows, and the high talents of riding the horses, where the moves are mostly derived from every-day life and passed to their children. Boys learn how run the farm in the process of portion their parents and they begin from the early ages.

Girls also learn how to do the spring-cleaning since they are little; the colorful carpets that they make take months or years of work. The carpets are named as Shyrdak and Ala-Kiyiz , which are both made of felt on top of which they stitch different kinds of patterns , that are naturally received.

These wonderful carpets are not only the best profitable manufacture produced by Kyrgyz people but also signify the main national symbol of Kyrgyz life. Yurt is all made of this felt. Yurts still endure being part of every-day life of the people living Kyrgyzstan even in big cities. Yurts are still created yurt on the most important holidays, such as the child's birth, and funerals. The status of it can be seen in the standard of the Republic: It is red with a circle positioned in the middle of it. It is the top crown of the yurt, with its typical wooden circle and the traversed sticks in its middle.

Yurt is movable itinerant dwelling that serves as bedroom, dining room, kitchen at the same time. It has a wooden building covered with felt. This whole structure is fixed with small short leather-ribbons instead of using nails and ropes made from animals' hair. Women decorate yurts with these beautiful carpets the walls and spread on the floor. At the differing part of the door there are bed sheets and coverlets that are spread at night on the floor and offer a soft and warm place for spending the night, but during daytime they staple and cover with a nice blanket, founding the back part in the yurt of the place for the guests.

There is a small hearth in the middle part of yurt for cooking and reheating the yurt. People use them all year round.

 

 

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