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Lenin’s New Years Tree

Happy New Years from Kyrgyzstan!!!!

January 2nd 2015
New Years in Kyrgyzstan is THE holiday of the year. People travel from all over the country to get to wherever their families are, and many soms are spent on food, drink, décor, gifts, and most importantly, firecrackers. Given Kyrgyzstan’s Soviet past (No religion allowed!) and now with Kyrgyzstan being a Muslim country, Christian holidays like Christmas, are not big deals. Understandab ... read more
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Kyrgyzstani Flag A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the oust... ... read more
2nd January 2015

Happy New Year!
What a festive, fun celebration! How great that the Kyrgys combine all the best of holidays into one big blowout. I love it that Merry Jo and Dave sent you a care box--so amazing. I love it that Akmaral loved her bubbles, and that you have that sweet feeling toward her and all your family there. However, that horse sausage was the nastiest thing I've ever seen--you are a trooper for eating it. Best wishes for a grand new year with you soon speaking Kyrg and/or Russian like a native.

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