3. EVENTS, HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS

NOMADIC NAADAM

Organizer: Mongol Nomadic camp
Date: 4,10,19,25 of JULY; 3,14,28 of AUGUST; 6 of SEPTEMBER
Venue: Mongol Nomadic camp (50 km from Ulaanbaatar to the west)
Ticket price: 36$


Mongol Nomadic camp organizes a mini version of Naadam Festival for the tourist of season of 2017. The event offers of authentic experience and atmosphere of Mongolian Naadam, assure the organizers. Mongolian Naadam Festival consists of the Three Manly Games of the Mongols, namely, wrestling, archery, horse racing that nomads of Mongolia have practiced thousands of years. The Naadam is one of the 10 biggest festivals in the world along with Brazil’s Carnival, and India’s Diwali.



According to organizers, from the moment that visitors set foot at the arena they will see and feel the Naadam, there will be traditional Mongolian “asar” tents set, Mongolian music played, and traditionally dressed locals everywhere as well as the Naadam competitors: wrestlers, archers, horse trainers and jockeys with their horses. All visitors will be greeted and welcomed to the arena to join the Naadam.




The event will begin with Mongolian long song & horse head fiddle performance as a tradition. Then 16 strong wrestlers will compete in the 1st round of wrestling competition, followed by the archery competition and afterwards a musical performance of a local artists (Mongolian dances and song)



Archers will perform archery showcase and spectators are welcome to try. Also a group of locals will perform traditions of moving with a Ger etc loaded on a yak cart, and they will join the Naadam later too. Horse racing will follow soon after the little jockeys sing Giingoo – a special song/blessing echo for racing horses.




The winners of the competitions will be awarded with sheep and other traditional gifts of nomads. And visitors have the opportunity to meet the competitors and take photos. Visitors also can make bets on the race horse and wrestlers.



When: The Nomadic Naadam will be held on the following dates at 02-04 pm

Where: Mongol Nomadic camp (50 km from Ulaanbaatar to the west).

Entrance fee: 36 USD per person

Transportation: Shuttle bus with Nomadic Naadam sign will depart from Sapporo shopping center on the Naadam days.

For more information, please contact the organizers at +976-99089730 & +976-99118573

Email: NomadicNaadam@gmail.com Facebook page: Nomadic Naadam