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.
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.