Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates his fellow countrymen on Zul holiday

On 21 December, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated fellow countrymen on the Zul holiday. The text reads as follows:

“Dear fellow countrymen, I congratulate you on our main Zul holiday! No wonder it is also called the Kalmyk New Year. In Kalmykia, Zul is celebrated as the end of one year and the beginning of another. On this day, everyone is one year older.
Kalmyks celebrate this holiday with prayers and traditional rites.


On this day, Kalmyk families light ritual lamps, bake fragrant bortsoki, and make delicious Kalmyk tea. May joy and happiness fill our hearts on this holiday. Let every family in Kalmykia celebrate the Zul holiday with hope and faith in good.

I sincerely wish that all your desires would be fulfilled in the coming year and that every day will be filled with good things. May this beloved national holiday bring prosperity, happiness and fun to every home and every family.
May joy and happy children's laughter, warmth and love of loved ones always surround you and never leave your homes! ”