Culture Naadam to take place at Khui Doloon Khudag

Art & Culture
2019-07-05 14:23:58

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Every year, the Culture Naadam hosts over 20 thousand Naadam festival goers on July 11 and July 12 at Khui Doloon Khudag valley. It presents the quintessence of Mongolian cultural identity and the highlights of its intangible cultural heritage.

The Culture Naadam is mainly organized by Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) and the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (MSUAC) with a team of over 200 persons including artists, intangible cultural heritage practitioners, students and volunteers.

The two-day event presents the unique aspects of nomadic arts and culture in an interactive way.

As the Culture Naadam is run in the valley of the horserace, the out of town spectators witness the racing of horses and pay a visit to the ‘One Day in Mongolia’ village of Culture Naadam. It’s arts and crafts village with several Mongol gers and pop-up tents, where heritage bearers and artists showcase distinct nomadic culture. It’s not only for watching, but available for taking part in the actions of calligraphy writing, traditional painting, felt stitching and wool processing.

Visitors can try Mongolian traditional costumes for selfie or witness the deeply-rooted rituals and customs, play the traditional games at the ‘Steppe Mongolia’ nomads’ camp.

Since 2008, the Culture Naadam has won the appreciation of the Naadam revelers and has already become the most successful public event that is a part of the Naadam festival, a centuries-old tradition of Mongolia inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

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