Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.
Christmas Celebrations in Kyrgyzstan :
The vast majority of people in Kyrgyzstan are Muslims, as 86.3% of the country’s population are followers of Islam. The country also recognizes Orthodox Christmas as well as the traditional Persian festival of Nowruz. The capital of this country is Bishkek city.
Christians of Kyrgyzstan celebrate Christmas as a Holiday. Catholic and Protestant churches held festive night services last night on the occasion of the Savior’s birth.
Originating from Western culture, where the holiday is characterized by the exchange of gifts among friends and family members, some of the gifts are attributed to a character called Santa Claus (also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas or St. Nikolaus, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Joulupukki, Weihnachtsmann, Saint Basil and Father Frost).
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