Baysun Spring Festival

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April 25, 2018

Baysun Spring Festival

One of the most anticipated events of the year is “Boysun Bahori” (“Spring of Baysun”) festival in Surkhandarya. The festival will be held on April 28-29 in the mountain town of Baysun. Located at the picturesque Baysuntau Mountains, the main feature of the place is that local people have preserved unique ancient customs and traditions that have been counted for thousands of years, and originate from pre-Islamic culture.

In 2001, UNESCO recognized Baysun’s culture as a “Masterpiece of oral and intangible cultural heritage”. The first folklore festival was held in 2002.

The purpose of this festival is to collect and show the heritage of the past, which is carefully preserved not only in Baysun, but also in other regions of Uzbekistan, and in other countries. On the foothills, there is a yurt camp, benches, stages where folk ensembles perform, arenas for games are arranged: kurash, kupkari, rooster fighting and much more. Guests are entertained by rope walkers, dance ensembles and all this takes place on a picturesque nature.

A special event of the festival will become the participation of the delegation of the World Air Sports Federation from Switzerland, which, within the framework of the planned series of flights over the cities of Uzbekistan, will lift five balloons into the sky over Baysun.