Needs

A culture’s oldest and often most deeply held and richly developed traits are often those that began as survival strategies. How should food be procured, prepared, and shared? How should housing be constructed and maintained? How can one’s health and strength be maintained and fortified? Even when modern life or even scientific advancement has rendered these traditions obsolete, they often still maintain a place in the national identity, as part of the imagery of the national past and/or as something to revive and revel in on holidays in remembrance of the past.

Ramadan and Eid in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month when followers are expected to fast, not drinking or eating from sunrise to sunset. During this month, daily life is molded around the fast. Ramadan ends with Eid al-Fitr, a feast and celebration. Kyrgyzstan is a majority Muslim nation and Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are major parts of the […]

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