Mongolia Naadam Festival | Wrestling, Archery and Horse racing
The most colorful and biggest holiday event Mongolia Naadam festival is known as "Three manly sports" including archery, wrestling and horse racing. The festival is registered with the Intangible Heritage Fund of UNESCO.
The Naadam Festival held all over the country on 11-13th of July each summer, originated many centuries ago as a test of courage, strength, daring, horsemanship and marksmanship, all necessary for a nomadic people and warriors. The largest celebration is held in Ulaanbaatar beginning on July 11.
What is Mongolia Ger?
The Mongolian national dwelling "Ger" and associated with it customs were registered unanimously to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UNESCO at the 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Mongol Ger: For thousands of years, nomadic herders of Mongolia roamed across the country-side from season to season.
What is Ger Camp?
A Ger is our traditional round shaped dwelling that has been used since the Mongols started nomadic life with animal husbandry. Ger is portable, easily assembled and disassembled, and the most natural dwelling on earth. A ger consists of felt covers, wooden columns, and a round window at the top, thin wooden poles and floor, wall (wooden lattice attached together with animal hide, ropes) and ropes. Most of ger materials are made of animals like felt- sheep wool, ropes- camel or sheep wool, horse or yak’s tail, and of course wood.
Two of the most significant Mongolian art forms are Khoomi singing (throat singing) and the playing of the Morin Huur or Horse Head fiddle.
Khoomi Singing: The physics of Khoomi singing are still not completely understood, but it’s basic principles are known. Most natural sounds are composed of a base pitch (fundamental) plus many more tones at higher pitches (harmonics).