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Altargana 2016 to take place in Ulan-Ude

By B.BAATAR

The 22nd Altargana Festival of Buryat is to be celebrated from July 1 to 3 in Ulan-Ude of Buryatia. The festival aims to restore and protect the tradition, culture and sports of Buryat. The government of Mongolia established the festival’s organizing committee. The Minister of Culture of Buryatia Timur Tsibikov was appointed as head of the festival’s organizing committee.

Folk and modern song competition named One Day of Buryats will be held as part of the festival. An exhibition of handicrafts and Daginas beauty contest will be organized during the festival.
Altargana is an international celebration of Buryat tribes, which showcases the traditions of Buryats from Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude, Kalmyk Mongols from north of the Caspian Sea in Russia, Tuvans, Inner Mongolians and Mongolians from around the world. It features folk songs, dances, Buryat wrestling and archery competitions.
The first Altargana Festival was held in 1994 in Khentii Province to promote folk arts and culture of the Buryat people living in Mongolia, Russia and China.

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