Today, as part of the celebration of the Constitution Day of the Republic of Dagestan remotely in the Buinaksky region, the festival of folk art "Atlan" was held. The festival is held in order to preserve, develop and popularize traditional culture and folklore, identify the best performers of folk songs, dances, performers of playing folk instruments, familiarizing the younger generation with the traditional, distinctive culture.
Cultural workers showed an excerpt from a Kumyk wedding, which embodies the ancient rites and traditions of the Kumyks.
The wedding of (toy) among the Kumyks has always been very solemn. As a rule, relatives and fellow villagers were invited to the wedding. According to the tradition that has existed for a long time, only women were sent to invite women, and men were sent to invite men. This custom was not followed when inviting guests from other villages. The musical instruments were: drum, agach-kumuz, argan (accordion). The music was supported by everyone present, who clapped their hands to the beat. They usually played Lezginka, which had and still has 18 variants.
In front of the gates of the courtyard where the wedding was played, there was a relative or neighbor who collected daggers from the guests in order to avoid clashes with the use of weapons.
Dances were started by the groom's close friends and relatives. The leading partner in the dance was a man.