August 30, 2008

On August 30, 2008 The Roundtable «Problems of the development of the craft sector in the Kyrgyz Republic», the Roundtable «Preservation of the art of the masters of the word-bearers of living traditions and folk wisdom of the Kyrgyz people»  within the framework of the Third Annual International Festival-Dialogue of Cultures «OIMO-2008» took place in the Cultural Center «Rukh Ordo» named after Ch.Aytmatov. Both meetings turned out to be very productive, a number of solutions to these problems were brought out, the participants promised that the decisions would not simply gather dust in the shelf, but would necessarily be implemented.

The festival was attended by countries near and far abroad and the current Kyrgyz Village «Rukh Ordo» named after Ch. Aytmatov conducted «Acquaintance with traditions and customs of the Kyrgyz people» for them. Participants had the opportunity to witness customs that were not a performance, but were practicing in real life. Tusho Toy (cutting the puts), Chach Oruu (braid weaving), Beshik Toy (Cradling) made an indelible impression.

The festival «Oimo 2008» was held from July 26 to August 3, in a short time helped to strengthen the dialogue between the participating countries and acquire a unique experience in intercultural communications through the exchange of goods and ideas.