Though Cheboksary looks quite modern, national color is still here. Our city is the capital of Chuvashia, a land of unique culture. The Chuvash language is heard here, folk songs are sung, national embroidery is popular.
Unique identity of this land is gently guarded, and it is reflected even in the choice of paint colors for houses, benches, public buildings. One can easily notice that the most popular are yellow, red and green. Chuvashes consider these colors to be sacred from time immemorial, they are used in clothes and embroidery.
By the way, Chuvash embroidery is rich and diverse. In ancient times people used it to decorate not only clothes, but home textiles and housewares as well. It is no surprise, that even today national embroidery is a subject of national pride. And the Embroidery Museum represents it well — collections of exemplary works with bright ornament and unique patterns are kept with great solicitude here. Local needlewomen follow the tradition of their ancestors, and sometimes they give classes of embroidery for all comers.
Dishes of national cuisine still stand high in people's esteem: kakay shurpi
(an organ meat soup), shartan
(cooked meats), khuplu
(a pie stuffed with meat), khuran kukli
(sort of dumplings). One can easily find a cafe
or a restaurant
, which offers national cuisine. These traditional dishes are really worth trying!