Ak kalpak Day!

On March 4, 2023, a procession dedicated to Ak Kalpak Day was held at AzMI. a holiday in honor of the national headdress of the Kyrgyz people – the white cap, established by Resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of Kyrgyzstan dated June 29, 2016 No. 825-VI, in order to preserve the significance of the national cap. In order, thereby, to support national traditions and develop a sense of pride of the Kyrgyz people for their culture.

Since ancient times, Ak kalpak has been considered the traditional men’s headdress of the Kyrgyz people, the heritage of their ancestors and embodies a deep national philosophy. Its shape and patterns have not changed for years and have been passed down from generation to generation. Using them, the Kyrgyz learned about the age and status of the owner of the headdress. And this ancient Kyrgyz headdress is still very popular in the Republic. It is presented to the heroes of the occasion, they wear it to work, on visits, and on holidays.