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  • Galina Mamonova, About Zul and Tsagan Sar 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-10-28)
    Galina says that during Zul Kalmyks light candles, recite prayers and cook festive food, including milk tea, biscuits, meat, soup, bulmg, etc. They welcome and feed their guests. Tsagan Sar is also a great holiday during ...
  • Elza Badaeva, About Zul 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-12-20)
    Elza reminisces about how her family celebrated Zul when she was small:Zul is when people add a year to their age. People make special boat-shaped candle holders from dough, where they stick wicks the number of which should ...
  • Dzhidzha Araeva, Zul and Tsagan Sar 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-05-14)
    Kalmyks make bortsg biscuits for Zul, especially a variety called tselvg. Dough for tselvg is made without yeast by mixing milk and flour and adding sour cream or butter. Symbolizing the sun, tselvg has patched edges ...
  • Dmitriy Mandzhiev, About Zul 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-10-28)
    Dmitriy talks about how to celebrate Zul: First of all, you need to prepare a special boat-shaped candle with wicks equivalent to your age plus one more stick to represent a year that would be added to your age. Kalmyks ...

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