Tajikistan: What Festivities Can You Celebrate in Style?
The upper house of parliament in Tajikistan this week adopted legislation intensifying restrictions on how people can celebrate holidays and special events.
A law initially imposing prohibitions on lavish parties was adopted a decade ago, but senators decided on August 23 that the time had come to tighten the screws. It remains unclear, however, what formal mechanisms are to be put in place to ensure the rules are upheld.
Celebrations to mark circumcisions must now be held within 20 day of the child’s birth and can only involve the immediate family. Weddings have long been restricted to three hours, but it will now no longer be permitted to organize pre- and post-wedding parties.
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