Mugat ceremony

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Uzbekistan 12 Sep 2011

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Mugat people from camps around Parkent, Uzbekistan gather to celebrate a "Khatna-tuy," a feast celebrating the circumcision of one of the boys. That's one of the most important events in a life of ordinary Mugat man. He will receive gifts of money while guests enjoy cheap vodka and dance.

The Mugat are an ancient nomadic people living in Central Asia, also known as "Central Asian Gypsies." Their lifestyle is similar to Roma: living in camps, moving across the countries, begging and recycling garbage. Uzbek people believe they have magic powers and know secret curses. They usually never let any cameramen inside their community.