Today, on July 26, the XIII Annual International “Oimo” Festival  is taking place on the the Ala-Too square in the city of Bishkek.

The festival will be held from 26-29 in Bishkek and will continue from 31-5 August on the Issyk-Kul Lake’s shore. The festival aims to develop the handicraft market in Kyrgyzstan, revive the continuity of traditions, preserve cultural heritage, and transform Issyk-Kul Lake into an international cultural tourism destination.

Artisans from different countries as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, India and Afghanistan take part in the exhibition.

The festival is held by the Central Asia Crafts Support Associations’ Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan “CACSARC-kg” under the Ministry of Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Bishkek city administration.

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