National games and fun of Tajikistan
Tajikistan... Mountainous country, before the territory of ancient Bactria and Sogdiana.
An unimaginable combination of harsh snowy mountains with lively green valleys. An Eastern country with its own identity and unique history, where live people who love games and various competitions, they were a favorite pastime after hard work. The most popular were horse competitions, games on horses, and close fight. In these competitions the participants showed and developed strength, courage, dexterity and wit.
One of these competitions is the game of Buzkashi, which is also famous in other countries in Central Asia, but each nation has its own characteristics and options, the main unifying point is only the carcass of a goat (sheep), which must be taken from the enemy.
Tajik national game Chavgonbozi definitely has common roots with the world-famous horse polo.
For a long time, many people of the world have had such type of competition as freestyle wrestling - a truly men's competition. For Tajiks, this is Gushtingiri. Here you can show your strength and ingenuity, without which it is impossible to throw enemy to the ground.
As in ancient time, today it is impossible to imagine any celebration and holiday without national games and competitions, that go back to the depth of centuries and demonstrate not only the peculiarity of a particular people, but also their common brotherhood coming from the past.