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Mongolian National Sports - The Naadam

Wrestling, archery and horse-racing are the Three Games of Men, which are rooted in antiquity and continue to be very popular among the Mongols today.

Mongolian Wrestling

Wrestling is the most national and popular of all Mongol sports. It is the highlight of the Three Manly Games. Historians claim that Mongol-style wrestling originated some seven thousand years ago. Hundreds of wrestlers from different cities and aimags of the country take part in the national wrestling competition. There are no weight categories or age limits. Each wrestler has his own attendant herald. The aim of the sport is to knock one's opponent off balance and throw him down, making him touch the ground with his elbow and knee. The winners are honoured with ancient titles: the winner of the fifth round gets an honorary title of nachin (falcon), of the seventh and eighth rounds zaan (elephant), and of the tenth and eleventh rounds arslan (lion). The wrestler who twice absolute champion is awarded the title ofavarga (Titan). Every subsequent victory at the national Naadam-festival will add an epithet to his avarga title, like "Invicible Titan", "Invincible Titan to be remembered by all" etc. From in 2003 the Mongolian parliament adopted a new law on Naadam, making amendments to some of the wrestling titles. The titles of Garudi and Hartsaga (Hawk) were added to the existing above-mentioned titles.

Horse-Racing

Horse-racing is an important part of Naadam. This sport is also centuries old, dating back to the Bronze Age. Horses are divided into five groups: 2,4 and 5 years old, over five years old and stallions. The riders are aged from 5 to 12. Mongolian children are excellent riders as both girls and boys ride from infancy. As the popular saying goes "The nomad is born in the saddle". Competitions are not held on special racetracks, but instead freely right across the steppe, where riders are confronted with various obstacles like rivers, ravines and hills. The distance varies according to the ages of horses, between 15 and 35 km. The winners do a full circuit of the stadium, each accompanied by a herald. The winning horse receives the honorary title "Forehead of Ten Thousand Race Horse" and the five runners-up are awarded with medals. Interestingly enough, the loser is also rewarded and honoured.

Archery

Archery. Ample information about archery can be found in literary and historical documents of the 13th century and even before. According to historians, archery contests began in the 11 th century.The Mongols use a compound bow, built up of layers of horn, sinew, bark and wood. When unstrung, it is not straight, but curved. All archers adopt the same stance and posture. The target consists of a row several meters across, of small woven leather rings, some painted red, which are laid out laterally on the ground. The openings face upward, providing a challenging exercise in trajectory for the archers. The distance is about 75 meters for men and 60 for women; men shoot 40 arrows and must score not less than 15 points, women shoot 20 arrows to score at least 13 points using the same bow as the men. The one who scores the most points is the winner and the title of Mergen (Supermarksman) is bestowed on him or her.

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Nomads day festival in Mongolia

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 (September 17-18, 2011)

The Nomads' Day Festival annually held on the 17 and 18th of September - the most blessed days of the Mongolian nomads, in Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve of Mongolia. This real nomadic event is one of the most exciting cultural festivals of Mongolia and is the only event that revives traditional Mongolian nomadic culture and contributes to this unique cultural heritage.

The first day is filled with various competitions between the local teams. The tasks encompass a range more..

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date: 17 and 18th of September 2011
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Eagle Hunting Festival in Mongolia

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 (October 1-2, 2011)
For last few years Bayan -Olgii Kazakhs held in early October the Eagle Hunting Festival, a colorful and picturesque event attracting the best hunters and birds, and an important celebration for the local community.

The festival begins with each hunter displaying the hunting outfits and elaborate, beautifully adorned accessories. Later, the hunting eagles are evaluated for their skills. The eagles are released from a rock cliff, while their owners stand below and more..

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address:Mongolia BayanOlgii Provinceü October 4-5, 2009
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Eagle Hunting Festival in Mongolia

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 (October 1-2, 2011)
For last few years Bayan -Olgii Kazakhs held in early October the Eagle Hunting Festival, a colorful and picturesque event attracting the best hunters and birds, and an important celebration for the local community.

The festival begins with each hunter displaying the hunting outfits and elaborate, beautifully adorned accessories. Later, the hunting eagles are evaluated for their skills. The eagles are released from a rock cliff, while their owners stand below more..

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date:(October 1-2, 2011)
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Naadam Festival of Gobi Sunshine Tour

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The Nomads Day Festival annually starts on the 17th of September - the most blessed day of the Mongolian nomads, in Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve of Mongolia. This real tourism event is one of the most exciting cultural festivals of Mongolia and is the only event revives the traditional Mongolian nomadic culture and contributes a great for the this unique culture heritages.

The festival is a big success preserving the wonderful Mongolian culture and involving the local nomads in the activities. The nomads show off with their unique traditions on the 2 days guiding the more..

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url:www.sunshine.mn
date:11-13 July, 2009
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Mongolia Official Naadam Festival

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Mongolia is country with an ancient culture and antique historical remains of all stages of Human history in Central Asia . The Mongolian national holiday is "Naadam" This holiday lasts 3 days, and it celebrated every year, from the 11 th of July to 13 th of July. During these days you can see "Three games of man". There is Mongolian National wrestling, the horse racing in which participate children 5-10 years old, and archery.


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url:www.naadam-festival.mn
date:11-13 July 2011
address:Bayangol Distroct
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Naadam-festival.mn

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The funniest and happiest time for Mongolians is being during Naadam. It is organizes between 11-13th of July in every year throughout all of soums, provinces and cities at the same time and includes competition of the fastest horses’ racing, wrestling of powerful wrestlers and archery that named as Eriin Gurvan Naadam.

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url:www.naadam-festival.mn
date:2010/11/01
address:414 toot
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Mongolia Grand Naadam Festival 2012, 2013

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Mongolia Naadam Festival Declared a Global Festival

Mongolia is country with an ancient culture and antique historical remains of all stages of Human history in Central Asia. Attracting the attention of international tourists and bringing them to Mongolia, Naadam has been registered with the Intangible Heritage Fund of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) just before its start this year elevating Mongolia Naadam to a global more..

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url:www.amicusmongolia.com
date:2012.04.10
address:13th, khoroolol, BZD, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
email:marketing@amicusmongolia.com

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