For complete investigation of Kyrgyzstan we recommend attending holiday celebration during the tour. As many of holidays are of traditional meaning, and reflect historical facts of the past times. Some of the holidays tend to be religious ones. So it is better to travel here and see everything with your own eyes. Considering holidays which can be taken into account by those who take rented cars and travel in Kyrgyzstan: January 1 - New Year, January 7 - Orthodox Christmas, February 23 - Defenders of Fatherland Day, March 8 - International Women's Day, March 21 - National Holiday Nooruz, April 7 - April Revolution Day, May 1 - Labor Day, May 5 - Constitution Day, May 9 - Victory Day, August 31 - Independence Day, November 7 - Day of History and Memory, Orozo Eid, Kurban Eid.
All of these days are celebrated by all country and are said to be days-off. You are free to travel to any region of Kyrgyzstan and see the way of celebration of holidays, especially of religious ones. Muslim holidays are celebrated depending on Lunar position.
So basically holidays in country are celebrated widely and that is why any tour can be going extremely interesting. They are divided into International, Soviet, National holidays. For example march 21 is one of traditional holidays of the Muslims, august 31 is national holiday celebrating independency, Nooruz is a holiday celebrated by the locals when national dish sumelek is made. During many of the holidays juniper is burnt in order for bad spirits to go away.