To Be So ?Honored?
?Honored special guests? in Kazakhstan are presented with the head of a freshly cooked lamb, an ancient custom throughout Asia that is still practiced today.
The head is placed in front of the ?most honored guest,? who removes different parts of the lamb?s head in a symbolic ceremony honoring the host and the host?s family. To be presented with the lamb?s head is considered a supreme compliment.
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