Today’s Holiday: Naadam

Today’s Holiday:
Naadam

This Mongolian festival spotlights the “three manly games” for a Mongolian, and its history goes back to the 13th century. Today, it is held from July 11-13 in provinces throughout the country. The fairs bring together the nomadic people, who pitch a city of yurts or gers (felt tents). Wrestling is usually the first event, the second is archery, and the last of the traditional sports is horse racing. When night falls, a bowed stringed instrument called a matouqin is played, and people sit by their yurts talking, dancing, and drinking butter tea and kumys. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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