You can dip into the world of nomads, relax in delicious mountain gorges, enjoy special cuisine and relax to ethno and modern music at festivals as special as Kazakhstan itself.
"Koshpendiler Alemi" is an annual international festival of nomad culture, which held in the capital of Kazakhstan, not only evokes bright emotions, but allows you to feel like a nomad from the depths of centuries, to immerse yourself in the world of nomadic peoples. The festival territory is symbolically divided into several "auls" (a settlement among the Kazakhs), it plunges into the atmosphere of nomadic people’s life: brave warriors fighting the invaders; incomparable hunters who have a connection with their faithful assistant – the Golden eagle; accurate archers who invariably hit targets; peerless riders who deftly hold on to the saddle, despite any external conditions; skilled artisans who create works of art from clay, wood, precious and semiprecious metals and stones; virtuosic musicians who perform melodies and songs of the steppes; skilled cooks who amaze with gastronomic delights. Theatrical performances, master classes, games and competitions, wonderful national costumes with intricate patterns, unusual souvenirs and delicious treats - the festival of nomad culture is your journey into history. more...
"The Spirit of Tengri" is an annual international festival of contemporary ethnic music in Almaty, this is a holiday that combines modern and folk music, national cultures of different countries and peoples. A grand concert, decorated with a fair of artisans, will leave a bright and unforgettable impression.
The fresh air of one of the most picturesque places in the East Kazakhstan region near the mountain river Tursugun near the city of Altai annually welcomes guests of the international festival of arts "Golden Tursugun". Performers of modern and ethnic music, poets and writers, artisans and artists from all over Kazakhstan and the world can take part in the festival and receive their well-deserved awards. And guests can enjoy the opportunity to relax from the noise of the city in a beautiful place, plunge into the world of charming music and pleasing to the eye works of scenic and folk art.
Almaty festival of national cuisine and friendship of Kazakh people "Toikazan" unites representatives of different ethnic groups living in peace and harmony on the vast territory of Kazakhstan. A bright, colorful event immerses guests in the atmosphere of ethno holiday, where in one "village" met completely different in customs and traditions of people, but united at the same table on a festive day around the symbol of this festival – the cauldron (kazan), where the food is prepared. Here guests can enjoy the splendor of the national costumes of the ethnic groups of Kazakhstan, participate in the building of the national home of nomads - yurt, dance some national dances, create something on the potter's wheel, admire the grace of horses and the dexterity of riders and, of course, evaluate, choose and taste the best dishes not only Kazakh (beshbarmak, baursak, kuyrdak), but also other cuisines of the country (pilaf, borsch, samsa, manty).
Variety and fascinating melodies of Eastern music are waiting for guests at the international festival of Turkic traditional music "Astana-arkau" in the capital of Kazakhstan. It would seem that different outwardly, each with its own culture and customs, the original Turkic peoples are united during the festival by their special genetic connection, which goes back centuries, expressed in a peculiar melody, ethnicity, performance style, in a special rhythm and beauty of their music, which can be enjoyed by everyone.
Kazakhstan is famous for another annual music festival – the grand talent show Star of Asia, which helds at the world's highest altitude skating rink - the famous "Medeu". Star of Asia is an enchanting celebration of music of different styles, performed by representatives of different countries, famous and not so famous. A wonderful concert program, flash mobs and dance battles will be remembered for a long time.
If you want to get in touch with nature, take a break from the hustle and bustle, and immerse in the knowledge of yourself, you should visit an annual international ethno-, eco-, evo-, emo-festival "Four E". Ethnic diversity and the relationship of cultures (ethno) in harmony with nature (eco) make it possible to come into contact with spiritual and physical practices that contribute to the evolution of consciousness (evo), and get a lot of positive emotions (emo). Master classes and trainings on psychology, business, fitness, art from international coaches, concerts of modern and ethnic music, a variety of useful cuisine, original author's products are the great way to spend your vacation.