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.

Banyas in Bishkek – Cultural Experience

Banya (a washing house) has remained a part of the Russian culture since ancient times, carrying all sorts of traditionally obtained meanings including religious, symbolic and medicinal. The banya was officially endorsed by the Soviets as a health facility and its use spread throughout Eurasia. It remains popular for health and recreation throughout the post-Soviet […]

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