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Ancient Tatar Holiday 'Kaz Omase' Marked in Capital

23.12.2019 582
Tatar-Bashkir ethno-cultural center "ТAN" marked an ancient Tatar holiday "Kaz Omase" with the support of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan.

Head of Secretariat of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan Lyazzat Kussainova made an opening speech. "During celebration of "Kaz omase" we get acquainted with new traditions of Tatar people and see similarity with ours. I wish every home health and wellbeing," L. Kussainova warmly congratulated the audience.

"Single villagers helped each other in breeding various breeds of geese. After the goose were slaughtered at home, everyone went to help their neighbors. We still celebrate such national holidays as 'karga botkasy', 'selamatlek', - explained chairman of the capital Tatar-Bashkir ethnocultural center "TAN" Sergey Sadykov.

Young people of the Tatar-Bashkir ethnocultural center "ТAN" showed Tatar folk dances and songs, interesting games and quizzes. The guests of the evening appreciated the skill of goose-cutting and the peculiarities of the holiday.

"Kaz omase" in Russian means "goose straps", or "goose feather". The holiday is a special event in the life of any Tatar village. Traditionally, on this day goose meat is prepared for sale and down is pinched. The goose is considered the first bird tamed by people. During the holiday future brides competed among themselves in the skill of pluckers, jokes and singing, and single guys celebrated the girls they liked. Then women carried their work to the ice-hole - to wash purified carcasses with ice water.