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Ethnic Kazakh Villagers Celebrate A Besik-Toi

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service presents photos from the "besik-toi" (literally a "cradle celebration") of a Kazakh diaspora family living in the village of Rokhat outside the Uzbek city of Zarafshan. In July Dairbai, and Zylikha organized a besik-toi for their grandson, the child of eldest son Gani and his bride, Asiya.

Weddings and besik-toi unite all the region's residents, ethnic Kazakhs, Tajiks, and Uzbeks. These celebrations are especially important for Kazakhs, because they meet with family who have visited Kazakhstan.