#1Pic1Day: Buzkashi



Buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan, usually held in winter and around the Naoruz New Year celebration. Buzkashi is the ancestor of polo, of which the horse riders fight to get a headless carcass as the ball, and they have to bring the carcass around the ground to be the winner. This sport emphasizes on values of honesty, bravery, strength, and honor—all of which are the pride for the Afghans.

Buzkashi, olahraga nasional Afghanistan, biasa dipertandingkan di musim dingin dan di tengah perayaan Tahun Baru Naoruz. Buzkashi adalah nenek moyang olahraga polo, di mana para penunggang kuda berebutan sebuah bangkai binatang tanpa kepala sebagai bola yang dibawa berkeliling lapangan. Olahraga ini mengutamakan nilai-nilai kejujuran, keberanian, kekuatan dan keperkasaan, menjadi peleburan semua nilai kebanggaan Afghanistan.


About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

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