Tajikistan: Witnessing a Wedding in Tajikistan’s Winter Wonderland | EurasiaNet.org

Posted: March 19, 2012 in Economy and Resources, History
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High mountain villages in Tajikistan’s Pamir Range are quiet and cold in the winter. Snow leaves many villages difficult to access, and there is little to keep locals occupied. A large number of men are off laboring in Russia. To keep warm, people burn dried manure chips and the occasional block of wood.

Weddings are an important source of entertainment in these austere conditions. Some say weddings take place in winter more often than summer just to offer a distraction. And to prolong the enjoyment, the party often lasts for two days.

via Tajikistan: Witnessing a Wedding in Tajikistan’s Winter Wonderland | EurasiaNet.org.

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