‘My Street – My Country’ Cultural Day unfolds on Ankara Street
Many people came to participate in the My Street – My Country Cultural day on Ankara Street, in Baga Toiruu on Sunday, October 27. Participants said that crossing the street was impossible because of the many who gathered to participate in the shows and performances unfolding on the street, which was closed town temporarily for the event.
The My Street-My Country day was organized by the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, the Office of the Ulaanbaatar City Governor and the Office of the Chingeltei District Governor.
The aim of the event was to promote clean streets and appeal to residents of Ulaanbaatar not to litter. The event also featured a variety of shows and performances by the students of the University of Arts and Culture.
Three stages were set up at the event; each promoting something different. The Cultural Stage was set up in front of the Mongolian University of Art and Culture, the Education Stage, in front of General Education School No.5, and the Citizen’s Stage, in front of Grocery Store No.1.
The Citizen’s Stage featured traditional dance and singing performances, while a dance battle with the theme, “Romeo and Juliet” unfolded at the Citizen’s Stage. A fashion show featuring multicultural costumes and garments took place at the Education Stage, as well as a performance by a swing dance group.
Camps were set up throughout the street where students of the University of Arts and Culture demonstrated and taught on how to make fine arts, canvas painting, paper craft, wood carving, ceramic arts, decorations, and calligraphy.
An arts exhibition displaying the works of students from the General School No.5 was set up around the Education Stage, which were crowded with interested onlookers. People who saw the exhibition said that they couldn’t believe that the incredible art pieces was made by middle school students.
Many other organizations used the opportunity to promote and exhibit their goods and services, such as cafes and restaurants, the Chingeltei District’s Emergency Management Agency, law enforcement workers, and the District Department of Taxation, Property and Land Affairs gave free council.
The participants wore yellow and brown scarves and decorated the street with flags, and crafted animals, and all the litter from the arts and crafts were cleaned.
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