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20th International Exhibition "Food, ingredients and food technologies - UzFood 2020"
Published: 21 october 2019

'UzFood is the country’s largest food exhibition. It is the perfect place to hold business meetings with more than 9,000 professional visitors: suppliers, manufacturers, dealers and influential professionals in Uzbekistan’s food sector' - the organisators say. During this event, you'll be able to observe several hundreds of dishes coming up from all over the world. Not only foreign cookers and famous chiefs will be participating but also a local masters.  The exhibition will be held on 1-3 April 2020, at NEC "Uzexpocentre", Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The visitors will be able to observe several sections: - Meat and poultry - Dairy products - Confectionery - Grocery - Drinks - Food ingredients - Bakery - Packaging - Horex...

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A 'Sharq Taronalari' festival
Published: 21 october 2019

This festival has started its history from 1997 year, when a president of fresh new reformed Uzbekistan implemented an event to just entertain tired and exhausted people. At first, it hit 13 counties with 31 persons participating. The place of hosting it was chosen wisely - Registon Square is probably the most known place of Uzbekistan. Today our 'Music of the East' became one of the most popular and famous festivals not only in Central Asia but also abroad. The bright evidence to this is that year after year not only the number and the artistic level of participants are increasing, but also a geographical range of participating countries is widened.' - says the official website of the festival. As creators say - the goal of festival is simple - to promote as many young but talented musical bands as they can. 'Music of the world is supposed to be for everyone. Music from simple people...

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A 'Boysun Bahori' festival
Published: 21 october 2019

The name of this cultural event comes from a small town in southern Uzbekistan. Baysun looks like an ordinary city, which is located at the foot of the picturesque Baysuntau mountains, but its main feature is that the locals have preserved ancient customs and traditions that span more than one thousand years and originate from pre-Islamic pagan culture. This festival is a celebration of unique cultures! In our time of globalization, unique rituals and traditions are sometimes lost, and only in places far from large cities can one spectate a special culture. The purpose of this festival is to collect and show the heritage of the past, which is carefully stored not only in Baysun, but also in other regions of Uzbekistan and in other countries. yurt hotel in Boysun Bahori area, photo by Afisha Media In 2001, UNESCO recognized Baysun's culture as a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangibl...

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UzCharmExpo 2019 - the exhibition of leather craftsmanship
Published: 21 october 2019

The 11th International Exhibition of Leather, Shoes and Leather Products UzCharmExpo 2019 was held at UzExpoCenter nearby Bodomzor metro station. More than 100 companies from 10 different countries have presented their products. Many people had come to take a look at foreign production and buy it. The listed below leather products were demonstrated: shoes, clothes, leather goods, special footwear, and overalls, as well as components, chemicals and equipment from Uzbekistan, Russia, Italy, China, Turkey, Belarus, Germany and other countries. The entry was free and there was a small stand-up meal for any curious guest. Location: UzExpoCentre, metro st. Bodomzor....

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UzENERGYEXPO–2019 - the fair of ways to enlighten places and rooms
Published: 21 october 2019

'This event has been held annually since 2005 with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, JSC "Uzbekgidroenergo", Tashkent City Administration.' - says the official website of the exhibition.  The exhibition will take place at UzExpoCentre from 10.23 to 10.25. The area will be divided into 7 different sections of the exhibition: - Power engineering - Renewable energy sources: power saving - Lighting - Electrical engineering - Cables, wires, fittings - Heat-power industry - Gas supply Many leading Uzbek companies going to participate in this exhibition and demonstrate their ideas to any curious guest & representatives of other companies....

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UzStroyExpo-2019 - Exhibition of Building and Building Materials
Published: 21 october 2019

The 9th Construction and Finishing Materials, heating, and ventilation systems. water supply, water treatment, and plumbing - UzStroyExpo 2019 will be held at UzExpoCenter on 23-25th of October. This exhibition was organized with the purpose to attract leading Uzbek international and domestic companies working in the field of production and supply of construction products. They can't wait for investors come and see top products offering for the Uzbekistan building industry. The main sections of the exhibition: Construction, construction and finishing materials, construction machinery and equipment; Production of aluminum profiles for window and door structures; Stretch ceilings, roll shutters, shutters; In-package blinds; Controllers Sun protection systems; Floor and wall decoration materials; Engineering developments for the construction of industrial complexes; Modern projects...

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14th International Exhibition "Mining, Metallurgy and Metalworking - MiningMetals Uzbekistan"
Published: 21 october 2019

'A unique specialized exhibition in Uzbekistan representing a range of technologies and services for the mining industry and metalworking!' - according to the exhibition's site and the era of growing interest towards the mining industry, this gonna be an amazing opportunity for everyone to acknowledge more about this.  The exhibition will be held on November 05-07, 2019, at NEC "Uzexpocentre", Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 'Uzbekistan is among the ten leading countries of the world for the reserves of gold, uranium, copper, stone and potassium salts (minerals).' - the official site states their interest in holding an exhibition. The listed below section will be represented to every and one curious guest: - Mineral process - Surface and underground mining - Exploration - Environment - IT-technologies and automation of technological processes in the mining industry - Metallu...

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The 18th Annual International Exhibition of Agriculture in the Republic of Uzbekistan - AgriTek Uzbekistan 2019.
Published: 21 october 2019

'Agriculture as one of the largest industries is one of the priority areas of the country's economy. Uzbekistan has the most favorable climatic conditions for the production of various agricultural crops, including industrial crops. In Uzbekistan, more than 30% of the gross domestic product, 35% of the labor force, as well as the main foreign exchange earnings, account for agriculture. Uzbekistan ranks 6th in the world in cotton production and is 3rd in the world in cotton exports.' - the official site of the exhibition says.  The exhibition will be available for visiting on November 6-7-8. The main sections of the exhibition: Agricultural machinery and equipment Tractors, trucks, etc. Seeders, equipment for land cultivation Fertilizers, sprayers Harvesting and post-harvesting equipment Gardening equipment Garden seeders and planters Equipment for harvesting vegetables and...

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The annual festival Silk and Spices in Bukhara
Published: 14 october 2019

The annual festival "Silk and Spices", held in Bukhara, is perhaps one of the main events in the cultural life of Uzbekistan. This event attracts a huge number of tourists from all over the world and reveals the culture of the Eastern people. If you go back to history, then ancient Bukhara celebrated its 2500-th anniversary in 1997, but in fact, it is an actively developing city. Bukhara is very well located in the middle of the route of the Great Silk Road and represents a colossal historical and cultural heritage. It is for this reason that the UNESCO has included it in the list of historically important objects of the world. In recent years, the festival "Silk and Spices" has significantly increased the number of participating countries. Recently, masters from India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan have participated in the event. The event is striking in its scale - about ...

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Garnet – the Oriental “king” of fruits
Published: 11 october 2019

Garnet is one of the ancient fruits known to a man. It was popular in the Middle East, it was known in ancient Rome. Motherland of the garnet is South Africa and Central Asia.In the East the garnet is considered the symbol of fertility and friendly feelings. Also, from ancient times in the East the garnet has been the “king” of fruits, that is why there is a “crown” on its top. It has many seeds-children – till 1000-1200 in each fruit. In Central Asia and Middle East the garnet is called “anor” and its derivatives “narr” – in Turkic. Many philosophers and scientists of antiquity wrote about medicinal properties of the garnet. In customs of many nations the seeds of the garnet are considered the symbol of indissoluble ties. In the East flowers and fruits of the garnet symbolize friendship, that is why when going to the guests peo...

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Samsa
Published: 11 october 2019

Delicious, fragrant, baked to brown crust samsa, like a bright sun in the hands of an experienced chef - perhaps one of the most famous dishes in the region of Central Asia, which enjoys a special honour in Uzbekistan. Samsa is small pie made from puff pastry with a wide variety of all kinds and forms fillings. Each country is characterized by special cooking secrets - many options and recipes.  Where does the name of this eastern miracle come from? There is a sad legend about the beautiful Samsa - Bibi and her beloved. The girl languished in a lonely tower, and when a young man had ridden to her on his horse, she did not want to wait at least minute and, instead of going down the stairs, jumped out the window, hoping that her love would give her the wings. But the miracle did not happen, and the beautiful girl fell and died.  However, even having died, the young Samsa was inc...

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Uzbek national clothes
Published: 05 october 2019

The peculiarity of clothes of local nations has always been determined by climatic, social conditions and tribal traditions. As far back as 19th century clothing (gowns, dresses, and shirts) continued keeping the archaic features: wide, long, whole-cut, it freely fell down hiding the shapes of the human body. The clothes were unified: for winter and summer, for men, women and children, they were close in shape and design. The traditional national men's costume consists of a warm quilted robe - chapan tied with a scarf or scarves, headgear tyubeteika, and boots made of fine leather. Men wore shirts of straight design, inner and outer robes. A robe might be light or warm, quilted on wadding. On each side of the robe there were cuts for convenience of walking and sitting on the floor. Robe - chapan usually was tied with a scarf or scarves. Holiday national costume differs from the everyday ...

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Chapan - both traditional and fashionable wardrobe item!
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 17 september 2019

Download in PDF    If we talk about Uzbek national clothes, then chapan and skullcap immediately come to mind. Let`s tal abou about chapan today.   Without false modesty, this is a unique item of clothing that will warm you in the worst cold and protect you even on the hottest day.   So what is chapan? In the past, he was considered part of an exclusively male wardrobe, but in the modern world, women have not deprived him of their attention. Externally, it is a simple cut gown with straight sleeves, without buttons or clasps. However, in the chest area there are two ribbons that can be tied . On the sides of the hips are vertical cuts, so as not to hinder movement when walking. The dressing gown is overlapped, so that the chapan protects its wearer from the piercing wind. For warmth, a pad of cotton or camel wool is usually used. The entire chapan cloth is hand-quilte...

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Traditional shoes of XX century in Uzbekistan
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 12 july 2019

Uzbek shoes of XX century were produced by special masters - usto. They used different types of leather, getting it from sheepskin, goat skin and cowhide. The leather for shoes usually was covered with the desired color, decorated with paintings and traditional patterns. Footwear of men The most popular footwear for men was kavush (shoes with high heels and twisted nose). In winter time men put on boots (chorik) with thick but very soft leather. It’s interesting that the popular color of boots was yellow or brown. Lighter boots were made from goat skins. They were fully embroidered with silk threads and had a high heel. But such kind of boots was available only for wealthy young man. Ordinary citizens put on mostly ichigi - boots without a heel with soft soles. Locals call them makhsi and used only with kavush. According to traditions men were taken kavush before entering the house...

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Pichak (pchak) - a knife or a piece of art?
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 20 february 2019

The most famous craft in the ancient Bukhara is the blacksmith's craft. Stories about the great artisans of that time can be found in the books of the 10th century, the great Uzbek scholar Abu Rayhan al-Biruni. For a long time, such craftsmen made various metal products that were highly valued by the merchants of the Great Silk Road: these were royal shining sabers, knives like sharp blades, various tools used in medicine and in tailoring. Today, masters from the ancient city of Bukhara show their guests true craftsmanship in the form of knives or sabers handmade. The traditional Uzbek knife, called Pichak, is customary to give in the East. It is not only a wonderful gift for a man, but also an indispensable tool in the kitchen, especially if his handle and blade are decorated with engravings. These knives stand out among the rest. Each of them has a very distinctive look - a rather na...

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Gijduvan pottery
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 12 february 2019

Uzbek ceramics is very rich and diverse. It varies greatly depending on the region where it’s producing. Each region has its own school and traditions. The most interesting ceramics is produced in Gijduvan, a district center near Bukhara. It was the ceramics center for many years. Masters from other cities usually come here to study and to know secrets. Gijduvan ceramics For making ceramics Gijduvan masters use exclusively white clay, which is imported from Gozlika (a place near Bukhara). They also add to clay a reed fluff to protect the product from cracking. During firing the fluff completely burn out, forming a cavity. These cavities are required to prevent products cracking at high heat. Gijduvan pottery is recognizable by its greenish-brown color, as well as by figurative painting and abr stains that resembling patterns Uzbek fabrics. Unique patterns There are more than 300 st...

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Legend of khan-atlas
Published: 06 february 2019

Khan-atlas is traditional uzbek fabric, made from dense silk. The fabric has interesting complex netting. And it’s coloring made by natural dyes. There’re a lot of legends about khan-atlas and there’s one of them: Many centuries ago one of Marghilan rulers fell in love with beautiful daughter of a poor artist and wanted to marry her at any cost. Having heard this news, the father of the young beauty was saddened. So he came to the palace and asked the ruler not to marry his daughter. Khan didn’t agree and laid down one condition.  If the artist could create something beautiful and unusual till the next morning, the Khan would forget about his daughter. “It’s impossible” – thought the artists and came out of palace. Saddened, hesat near arik (small channel). At once he saw reflection of cloudsin the water and this reflection was colore...

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Madrasah of Abdulkasim Sheikh
Published: 06 february 2019

Travel lovers are a very special category of people who appreciate new experiences, discovering the culture and traditions of new countries. Tours to Uzbekistan are made specifically for such travelers. They are filled with the wisdom of the East, millennial traditions, beautiful and mysterious monuments of architecture, which are the heritage by our ancestors. One of these monuments is the madrasah of Abdulkasim Sheikh, located in the sunny city of Tashkent. Madrasah is translated from arabic as “to study” and is a Muslim educational institution for future clergymen, teachers and government workers. Madrasah of Abdulkasim Sheikh was built in 1850 and was part of the Khonakoyi Muyi Muborak ensemble's complex. In the period before 1864, it was one-story, but after a well-known earthquake, it was decided to finish the second floor. Before the earthquake, a mosque, a men's bath ...

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Legend about Minaret Kalyan
Published: 14 december 2018

Minaret Kalyan is the main symbol of holly Bukhara.Minaret Kalyan is strong, majestic and balanced in its monumental and a little bit massive shapes. At the same time it is distinct, clear and filigree fine worked in all details. Its proportions, divisions are of big taste.During many centuries minaret Kalyan survived all earthquakes, which destroyed many tall constructions in Uzbekistan. The secret of its stability is in empirically right found correlations of the parts of the building, in the construction of its fundament, in a good quality of the brickwork.There are notes on its three belts: date of construction – 1127, name of the donor – ruler of Bukhara Arslankhan and the name of the constructor – usto Bako.There are many legends about Minaret Kalyan. The name is translated as “Big tower”, “Tower of death”. In ancient times many people were...

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Samarkand bread
Published: 28 november 2018

Samarkand flat bread is famous for its inimitable in its taste and features not to get stale for a long time. Real Samarkand bread should be eligible during three years. So, one should sprinkle the bread with water and warm it in tandyr (clay stove, where flat bread is baked). In modern conditions one can do it with the help of the microwave or common stove.It was known that the Bukharian emir liked Samarkand bread. Once he puzzled his courtiers and ordered that Samarkand bread to be baked in his court.So, the best bread baker was asked in Samarkand. “Emir ordered to come!”, hi was brought to the palace, “now you will bake bread here”. He had to implement the order.But, how the master tried, the bread did not turn out so taste, so soft, as he baked in Samarkand.Bread baker thought, that the matter was in Samarkand flour, or in Samarkand water, but may be in the ta...

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