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Mongolia Naadam Festival 2021

The Mongolian Naadam Festival is a unique festival of its kind. This is a mature and eloquent expression of nomadic culture, it is the honoured celebration of national independence. Naadam is an outstanding combination of arts and sports.

Naadam festival was the competition of the military during the Hunnic Empire and Great Mongolia. The proof three games of horse racing, wrestling and archery found in the 13th-century book The Secret History of the Mongols. In recent years, Mongolian celebrate the Naadam festival since the 1921 Revolution after Mongolia declared independence from China. Naadam is the symbol of the achievements of the new state.

National Naadam is held in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, during the National Holiday from July from 11th to 14th. The Naadam festival will be held in the Mongolian National Sports Stadium. It begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony beautiful featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. The competition will be the horse racing, from 512-1024 wrestlers wrestling, and traditional arrow bow shooting. There will be a little different game such as ankle bone shooting, conventional fast food serving, traditional Mongolian beverages, etc.

Nomadic Mongolian have known when to throw the parties. Naadam Festival is held in the most enjoyable time of the most pleasant season in the country. Therefore, every people takes the chance such as travelling to the countryside, camping out and gathering in their closest herds.

THE PROGRAM THAT WE OFFER YOU NAADAM 2021!

  • 07:00- 8:00 We will pick you from your Hotel or meet Enza Tours LLC office

  • 08:30 We will drive to Chinggis Square. There we will see the ceremony of placing The National Nine White Banner in the Central Mongolian Stadium

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TO DISCOVER THE CEREMONY, WRESTLING AND ARROW SHOOTING

  • 10:00 directly drive to Central Stadium to see the ceremony.

We will watch the Opening Ceremony of the Naadam festival, and it will be opened officially by the President of Mongolia. At the stadium, a vast procession held including hundreds of adults and children dressed in costumes representing ethnic groups. It features a fantastic and colourful show with traditional Mongolian folk music, dancing and theatrical performance.

LET´S DISCOVER THE MONGOLIAN BOW SHOOTING COMPETITION

You will see archery competitions which only rely on his keen eye. Archers aim at a target of first-sized baskets. Ancient people used their version of bows and arrows for hunting. Later in history, these tools started to be used as a weapon during battles. Around the 11th century, men were encouraged to practice archery to be prepared for fighting. Therefore, up to now, archery has been able to be developed as sports. The target is placed on the ground at a distance of 75 meters for men and 60 meters for women. In the past Mongolians used three types of bows; "big size" (165-170cm), "average size" (160cm), "small size' (150cm). Today Mongolian's mostly use the average size bow which requires a force from 22 to 38kg to pull it. Arrows are usually made from pine wood. The arrow to reach a distance of circa 900 meters.