Nine White Banners

Nauryz, the Kazakh New Year’s celebration going on right now in Bayan-Olgii, traditionally includes a game of kukhbar. Kukhbar is basically “tug of war” with a goat skin, played on horseback.

Also traditional during Nauryz: kyz kuar, a game where a a woman and a man race on horseback. If he wins, he gets to kiss her. If she wins, she gets to hit him with a whip.

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  7. snouted said: WOW (re kiss/whip).
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