Jun 29, 2021 Day of National Culture. The ritual «Besikke salu». By odb-abai inNews On the next Day of National Culture, children from school camps of gymnasium №1 and the school named after A. Bukeikhanov got acquainted with the Kazakh national rite “Besikke salu”. This tradition is associated with the birth of a child. A festive holiday is arranged when the baby is first put into the “besik” – a rocking cradle. The librarian told that “Besikke salu” is one of the most significant and revered ceremonies. It is very honorable to put the baby in the “besik”. According to Kazakh belief, “besik” is first fumigated with smoke, expelling evil spirits, then “Tyshtyrma” is performed. For this, sweets, kurt, sweets are passed through the hole for the pot in the bottom of the cradle, saying: “Tyshty! Tyshty! ” It was very interesting for the children to participate in this ceremony themselves.