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Naadam Festival

This annual sports festival Naadam is the most famous celebration across the country. It features the three manly sports: wrestling , archery and horse racing . Naadam is celebrated across the country and every town and village will hold its own wrestling, archery and horse racing contests. The official Naadam opening ceremony in Ulaanbaatar is quite spectacular.
Riders dressed as Genghis Khan’ s entourage lead the huge procession around the Naadam stadium, which features hundreds of adults and children dressed in costumes representing all Mongolia’s ethic groups. In Ulaanbaatar, wrestling takes place in the main Naadam stadium. Archery competitions are outside the stadium everywhere, while the famous, perilous horse races take place outside the city.

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