Creating a family is an important step that requires a serious approach from each person. This decision to enter into an independent life, create a complete family, raise children.
We all want our decision to be right, and that we can get from it exactly what we expect. Family – this is primarily two people close to each other, who are ready to live together for many years, to raise their children in kindness and affection.
Most European countries have already forgotten that there were ancient traditions and customs that ancestors passed from generation to generation. All the greatest events in the family and in human life were always accompanied by some rituals that were supposed to give positive results.
All the benefits of civilization that we use, made us forget that our ancestors carefully guarded. It is very rare to see national holidays, rituals, which are accompanied by major events in the life of a person.
Kyrgyzstan is one of the few exceptions, because this country, despite everything, has preserved everything that appeared many centuries ago. Birth of a child, wedding or funeral – for each of these events there are their rituals, which have not changed at all during this time.
As with every family, the birth of a child in Kyrgyzstan is the most joyful and delightful event that can only happen in a person’s life. The child is an important little person who will soon continue the family and therefore before the birth of the child the pregnant woman receives as much custody as all relatives and friends can give.
A woman in Kyrgyzstan is prohibited from doing hard housework and housework, she is protected from all sorts of troubles that can agitate her. She can not leave the house without the amulets, which must protect the woman from the evil eye and unkind people.
In addition, in the house where the pregnant woman lives, the fire does not extinguish day and night, because only fire can drive away evil spirits, and a gun always hangs over the woman’s head. All this should protect the woman throughout the pregnancy.
A newborn in Kyrgyzstan is fed with melted cow’s milk, and his first apparel is a white shirt that is worn before a child is put on a dog. This is done so that the baby has a long and happy life.
The birth of a child in Kyrgyzstan is associated with a large number of rites and actions, each of which resembles a small feast. The name of the newborn is given only after one of the oldest relatives carefully examines the child, examines the features of his character.
Even the usual placement of a child in a cradle in Kyrgyzstan is also accompanied by various rituals. All the actions that occur during birth and the first days of the baby’s life have a somewhat mystical character, because the cradle and clothes of the child abound with a large number of amulets from the evil eye, evil spirits and other things.
All this is done to ensure that as many children as possible are born in the family and that they are all healthy. For girls and boys in Kyrgyzstan there are various rituals.
The family arrange a real holiday, when the baby takes the first steps in his life. The festival was accompanied by various rituals, dedicated to the first independent steps of the child. Competitions are organized between older children, which are aimed at ensuring that the child quickly learns and learns to walk without help.
In addition, the transition from one age category to another in Kyrgyzstan is also accompanied by rituals, but here already, the older the child becomes, the less rites will be, and they become less large-scale.
Girls in Kyrgyzstan reach the age of majority by the age of 10 and then they must behave in a totally different way. At this time, girls become adults and can not already play with their peers, they should behave more modestly.Completely changing the style of clothes, which also becomes stricter and more modest.
Boys in Kyrgyzstan at the age of 10 to 13 years are already considered adults, and the time comes when they can pass the test of the first landing on a horse. At this age, their long journey begins when their education is different and most of the time the boys spend already with men who bring up courage, courage, strength and dexterity in them. A man should become a real support for his future family, he must protect his wife and children from all possible troubles.
In Kyrgyzstan, there is such a matchmaking, when it is decided to marry children even before they are born. Thus, having reached the age of majority, children are already considered a young couple. In most cases, many people try to become related to families that have a lot of weight in society. The relationship between the two sides is a separate conversation.
Regardless of whether the relatives of the groom and the bride are close to each other, or if they have practically no communication due to personal reluctance, in any case, everyone is ready to provide any possible assistance if necessary.
This happens because before the wedding and the marriage, the relatives of the bride and groom pass a ceremony in which they pledge to each other at any time to assist at the first request.
Even if the marriage of children does not take place, for whatever reason, the oath will still be fulfilled and the unfortunate relatives will remain friends for life, no matter how they like.
The wedding in Kyrgyzstan is full of various customs and rituals, each of which is interesting in its own way. Especially interesting is the custom, when before the wedding for the young people are arranged dates, which are entertaining programs for young people, games in which the young themselves take part. In such meetings, the closest friends of the bride and groom participate, who in every way try to cheer the young.