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Nadam Festival 2011

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Nadam is a traditional festival in Mongolia. The festival is also called "eriin gurvan naadam" meaning "three manly games", which are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing archery. Originally this festival was a religious festival but now it formally commemorates the 1921 revolution when Mongolia declared itself independent. 


The festival is held during the National Holiday from July 11th - 13th. It begins with an elaborately produced ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin. Another popular Naadam activity is the playing of games using shagai, sheep anklebones that serve as game pieces tokens of both divination friendship. 

 When      2011. 7. 11 - 7. 13  
 Where     Tuv, Mongolia
 Contact   Tuv province 
               TEL   976-1272-22217