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    Buzyat buuzy and salamat for guests

    In Buryatia, it is customary to celebrate the New Year twice – on December 31 and on the “real New Year”, which occurs according to the lunar calendar. In 2023, it will fall on February 21.

    As 35-year-old Bair Tsyrendorzhiev from Ulan-Ude said, the holiday is celebrated in the republic for a whole month, it is called Sagaalgan or the White Moon holiday.

    “It is believed that the more varied the table on a holiday, especially in the early days, the richer and more successful the year will be. Therefore, the Buryats approach the preparation very responsibly. The most important thing is that there should be white food on the table: cottage cheese and fresh milk, as well as one of the main dishes – salamat – sour cream boiled over low heat with flour. Salamat used to be served first as a sign of respect for the guests. Everyone received it in a separate bowl. Now the tradition is mostly forgotten, but salamat still invariably stands on every festive table,” Tsyrendorzhiev noted.

    often mistaken for khinkali.

    “Buuzas are chopped meat or minced meat, which is placed on the dough and wrapped in the shape of a yurt. They are steamed. According to the classic recipe, it is customary to make 33 tucks on one buuz – this is considered the standard. In addition, they serve a traditional dessert – boovy – on the New Year’s table. These are pieces of dough fried in boiling oil – like brushwood. They are made from a mixture of milk, eggs and flour, then fried in butter and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

    and lamb skewers

    It is customary for Karachays and Balkars to celebrate the New Year with meat. This was told by 28-year-old Islam Borlakov from Karachaevsk, Karachay-Cherkess Republic. According to him, on a holiday there are always lamb dishes on the table, and in many families – shish kebabs.

    “Karachays have a lot in common with Balkars. On New Year’s Eve, we cook khychins – these are pies or thick cakes. They are filled with meat, potatoes with cheese and herbs, tops. It is also difficult to imagine a Karachay table without manti – steamed dough with meat and potato stuffing,” Islam Borlakov noted.

    Also, according to him, many Karachays do not even drink champagne on New Year preferring sobriety.

    Byrpakh instead of koumiss and Yakut ice cream kerchekh

    On the Yakut New Year’s table, in addition to the usual Russian dishes , there are also many national ones. According to 22-year-old Nurguyaana Dorofeeva from Yakutsk, the Sakha Republic, almost every house invariably serves stroganina for the holidays – frozen raw fish and boiled or frozen black pudding khaan.

    “Stroganina is usually made from chir fish – it turns out very tasty. It, like frozen raw colt, which the Yakuts also invariably eat on New Year’s Eve, is customarily cut into cubes or strips and served with ketchup or salt. Many put venison on the table, but this is not accepted by everyone,” Dorofeeva noted.

    In addition, tansyk is served for the holiday – this is a sausage made from foal meat, which is made from raw minced meat and chopped lard of the peritoneum . Various spices and garlic are added there, and then frozen. Sakha and salamat are prepared.

    New Year in Yakutia, among other things, is celebrated with champagne, and, as in other regions of Russia, with crab salad and Russian salad.

    Khueizhyaph’e and hominy

    Many Circassians on New Year’s Eve, like Karachais, prefer sobriety. And, of course, they also dilute the standard festive table with national dishes. According to Dana Kencheshaova from Cherkessk, Karachay-Cherkess Republic, in addition to traditional food, they also serve many dishes made from cheese and millet.

    , and then cut and served instead of bread. It goes perfectly with the main dish on the festive Circassian table – shchips. Shchips is a thick sauce or soup. The chips is usually eaten with hominy, garlic and boiled chicken. There is always Adyghe cheese and khueizhyaph’e at the feast – this is a dish of sour cream sauce with the addition of cheese and millet, ”said Dana Kencheshaova.

    Horse meat and pies

    The New Year in Bashkortostan, as well as in Buryatia, is celebrated twice, but the lunar calendar has nothing to do with it. As Guzel Akhmadulina from Salavat said, first the Bashkirs celebrate the holiday according to local time, and then according to Moscow time.

    features are still there. For example, on holidays we always boil the tongue and serve horse meat. Since most of the region is Muslim, it is almost impossible to find pork on the table, mostly food is prepared from lamb, beef, rabbit, chicken or turkey. And also meat or poultry must be “their own” – not grown in production, but from trusted farmers, and even more often from relatives or friends from the nearest village.

    Also, pies with different tastes – from meat to berry or fruit. In addition, even if a person does not drink alcohol, it is necessary to drink at least a sip of champagne when the chimes strike – and in no case before, ”Guzel recalled.

    According to her, the most important difference the Bashkir New Year is in tradition: usually many guests are invited to the holiday, and among them there is always someone who plays musical instruments. So the holidays are often accompanied by a musical program of different cultures: they play the domra, button accordion, kurai. It is customary in Bashkortostan to dance a lot on holidays, and after the chimes and feasts, go outside and ride on a sled or down a hill and launch fireworks yourself. If someone goes to visit on New Year’s holidays, he also needs to bring some dishes to the table with him – just sweets or a cake do not count.

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