- 23.01.2020 01:11
Interesting wedding tradition, captured in the pictures, called “Kempir Oldi” – “The death of an old woman”. It was quite a performance: one of the old women from the village would lay down in front of a groom, pretending to be dead. Other females would play along and yell: “Oy-bay, the old woman is dead!” The old woman would ‘come back to life’ only after she would receive a gift. The tradition was considered as an amulet, it was supposed to prevent an actual death happening during the wedding celebrations.
Subscribe for our daily news
- 14.12.2019 16:01
This photo was taken on December 10th.
- 04.12.2019 16:55
1200 flag designs, 750 versions of the national anthem and over 300 projects of the future coat of arms participated in the competition.
- 31.12.2019 11:30
For a long period of time, cattle was a reliable assistant for loads transporting.
- 31.12.2019 02:15
The photograph was taken in Semipalatinsk region that back then was a part of the Western Siberia governorate general.
- 08.12.2019 05:48
This photo taken in 1958 reminds us how the all-union construction brigade movement was born.
- 07.12.2019 19:32
For many Turkic peoples, shamans were held in great respect.
- 07.12.2019 13:05
In the 19th century, geological prospecting in Kazakhstan was carried out blindly and with numerous interruptions occurring due to the disappearance of the seams.
- 04.12.2019 14:58
This picture was taken in the autumn of 1891.