24/07 15:53

Festival of national horse games to be held in Chon-Alai

Bishkek, July 24 /Kabar/. Festival of national horse games will be held in Chon-Alai region of Osh oblast on 25 July.

The press service of the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic reports that, the games will be held on the shore of Tulpar-kol lake, opposite to the base camp of Lenin peak in the Pamir-Alai.

The event, aimed at developing and promoting tourism in the region, is organized by the program "Bai Alai" on the creation of small businesses and income generating activities in Alai and Chon-Alai districts, funded by the Swiss Government.

The festival of national horse games is a colorful show, celebrating the bright aspects of culture of Kyrgyzstan. The festival participants will have the opportunity to experience traditional Kyrgyz way of life and watch horse games. During the event there will be performances by the best musicians of the area and the guests can taste Kyrgyz dishes. Also Kyrgyz women entrepreneurs will organize exhibitions of craftwork.

The program "Bai Alai" is funded by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by a consortium HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and the Aga Khan Foundation. The program is aimed at improving the living conditions of the population living in Alai and Chon-Alai districts, by creating jobs, especially for women and youth.


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