Deputies of Parliament of Kyrgyzstan propose a special law to limit the number of guests at weddings and celebrations up to 100-150 people. The draft law On regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Kyrgyz Republic was drawn up by representatives of Ata Meken and SDPK factions. The document was submitted for public discussion and posted on the website of the Parliament.
The authors explain that the draft law was drawn up to "eradicate among the state and municipal employees the facts of excessive lavishness, pomposity, unhealthy panache during weddings, family celebrations, funeral ceremonies, events dedicated to the memory of the dead."
The document consists of 12 articles and includes provisions that regulate the number of guests to a particular event, the types of gifts that you can give, and the time of day when these celebrations can take place.
In particular, according to deputies, birthday and "beshikke saluu" ritual (when a newborn is put in a cradle for the first time) should be celebrated only in the family circle. "Tushoo kesuu" ritual (cutting the hobble) and "sunnot toi" (circumcision) should be celebrated with not more than 100 people and only within the framework of one event. By the way, during "sunnot toi" it is prohibited to give gifts, except the boy - hero of the occasion.
The law proposes to celebrate weddings or "uylonuu toi" "within a single day with a banquet up to 150 people." The deputies stressed that "during national wedding ceremonies it is prohibited to present clothes to the guests and relatives of the bride and the bridegroom except gifts to the groom, bride and their parents."
A special paragraph states that "the ceremony of state registration of a marriage in official registry offices is carried out using maximum 5 passenger cars."
Authors of the draft law recommend inviting no more than 50 people to bridal shower (kyz uzatuu rite). A funeral prayer for the deceased (zhanaza ritual) can be attended by unlimited number of people, but without slaughtering cattle, small cattle and horses. By the way, other rites for the dead, for example, on the occasion of the "third day", "seventh day", "fortieth day" and "a year" after the death should also be carried out without slathering cattle, horses and inviting not more than 100 people. During all of the events, it is prohibited to hand over money and other things with the exception of payment for services of a grave digger and ablution.
Initiators of the law propose to entrust an authorized body with enforcement of the law, which should create permanent commissions. In case of violations, the commission shall draw up a report and send it to the place of work of the offender "for taking disciplinary measures." In case of absence of legislative measures for bringing officials to responsibility, the deputies propose to publish information, compiled by the commission, in the media.