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Customs in KazakhstanNAURUZ
Nauruz,the modern Kazakh word for New Year, comes from Persian "nau "new, ruz-year". Before that New Year was cal
led "Ulys kuni"-the day of awaking of the nature.The patient resistance to the winter hardships has come to an end,and now,with the coming of spring it is time to participate in the life-giving festival.
The main ritual dish of this festival is nauruz-kozheh.Nauryz-kozhen alway includes seven ingredients signifying the seven life beginnigs - water,meat,salt,fat,flour,cereal(rise,corn)and milk. This dish symbolizes joy, luck, wisdom, health, wealth.