Mongolia Winter Festivals
1. Ice Festival on Khuvsgul Lake
Organized yearly on the frozen Khuvsgul Lake by National Park rangers, local residents and businesses, the Ice Festival has been held five years running. A respite from the confinement of the winter months, the Ice Festival is a time to get outdoors and play games. The festival features a gathering of local residents and nomadic reindeer herders, and performances by shamans, musicians, and sportsmen. Competitions include ice sumo, a horse sledge race, ice skating races, tug of war between local teams, and a Russian Jeep race on the ice. Many traditional games are played on the sidelines, and this is an ideal venue for visitors to join in the fun and games with local people. The festival is held at Khar-Us on Khuvsgul Lake, a short drive north of Khatgal across the frozen lake ice.
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2. Golden Eagle Festival in Ulaanbaatar
Kazakh Eagle Hunters came from Western Mongolia with their trained eagles in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, including the young eagle huntress Aishol Pan and Chai Murat, three-time winner of Golden Eagle Festival. Local Kazakhs show their eagle hunting culture and their unique traditions. Also, there are Mongolian falconers gathered and show ancient warrior-skill performance on horseback. Falcon is a steppe Raptor and eagle is a mountain Raptor, their hunting complies with the territorial features.
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3. Camel Festival in Gobi Desert
Mongolia's two-humped Bactrian camel is nicknamed by local people the "Gobi Ship". It inhabits the Gobi desert in the southern part of Mongolia. Because the camel is an indispensable part of life for nomadic herdsmen, a local association of camel herders organizes this gathering of camels and their breeders each year to promote the continued breeding of the Bactrian camel and to educate both Mongolian and foreigners on the importance of the camel in the Mongolian way of life. Camels and riders compete in a race, in camel polo tournaments, and even in a camel "beauty contest" where owners display the finest saddles and rigging for their camels.
This festival is held in the Bulgan sum / village in Umnugobi (South Gobi) province.
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