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Mongolia celebrates Naadam festival.

ULANBATOR (CyHAN)- Mogolian people celebrate National Naadam Festival with great joy, one of the oldest festivals in the world.

One of the two important national festivals of the country, Naadam is known as the second oldest festival of the world.

Naadam literally means three manly games; horse racing, traditional wrestling and archery, and cebrated between June 10 and 13 each year since the era of Genghis Khan. In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.

Thousands of people participated in ceremony held at stadium in the capital city of Ulan Bator. The festival started after arrival of President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. Various types of shows were performed by the athletes during the festival.


Saturday, July 11, 2015 SOURCE: CIHAN

Crowd at stadium



Press members


Dance shows


Archery show

Duration: 04: 24


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Date:Jul 11, 2015
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