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Archive of Blog: October 2019

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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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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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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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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