Deeltei Mongol Naadam | Mongolian National Costume Festival
What we wear is more than just material sewn together to protect us, our clothes are a signifier of our identity and culture.
So it’s no surprise that over the centuries, Mongolian costumes have been suitably designed for Mongolian climate and environment, nomadic ways of life and communication to social status.
Just day before Naadam Festival officially starts, on July 10, Deeltei Mongol Naadam-Mongolians in National Costume Festival is annually organized at the central square of Ulaanbaatar and offers you to meet people with lot of traditional Mongolian clothing on display.
Here we invite you to explore what actually happen around Deeltei Mongol Naadam and eyewitness ancient traditional clothing from all around the Mongolia that’s still worn and finding out the history behind particular garments and quick facts of the craft that goes into them.
Mongolian Traditional Attire is itself Beauty
The Deel is the traditional costume of Mongolia and has been worn in daily lives, festivals, celebrations and other special occasions. Each of the many different ethnic groups of Mongolia has to clothe with character designs and styles that express their own symbolic meanings. The Mongolian saying *The dress is God, The body is Evil* comes from the noble moral admonition that the dress, its decorations should suit the person and chosen according to the taste.
During National Costume Fashion Show
Reflecting Mongolian Nomads Culture
Mongolian national costumes reflect our diverse cultures and help forge an appreciation for what makes Mongolia unique. Whether it is for daily life or special occasion it is just honor our cultural roots, national costume is a great way to express connection with our ancestors, as long as you wear it in respectful manner.
During National Costume Festival Parade
Mongolian National Costume is DRESS CODE of this day
During the festival, numerous colorful events such as parades of people in various Deel , art and cultural performances, selection of top Woman and Man , Kid and Foreign in Mongolian traditional costumes.
Selection on Best Dressed Foreigner
Various Cultural Ger Exhibitions at the Festival
During the festival, there are several Ger exhibitions named as Naadam Ger, Traditional Costume Making Ger, Ethnic Cultural Ger, Music Ger, Calligraphy Ger and Kazakh Culture Ger etc. All these Ger exhibitions attracts many local and foreign people and delivers messages of Mongolian cultural and historical significances on location through showing their process of embroidery, Deel making and writing traditional Mongolian scripts.
Inside Art of Deel and Hand Making Ger
Since ancient times, Embroidery was done by women, who cleverly handle needles and thread. This vast link in the folk handicraft in its turn was divided into embroidery, applique and artistic stitching.
Inside Music Ger
Inside Ethnic Cultural Ger
Mongolian Toiron Dance makes the festival even more Beautiful
Mongolian Toiron Dance is held at the festival by all people including both Mongolian nationals and foreign travelers. There is no need of professional training to follow this traditional dance and just learn by observing others at the situation.
Education through National Costume
National Costumes help preserve Mongolian heritage and educate young generation about our history. Understanding what makes up a national costume can spread those purposes to the very corners of the country. Many young people has started wearing Deel- national costumes not only in special occasions but also in their daily lives. They love to WEAR ETHIC AND BE IN TREND.
The festival has been organized since 2006 and its role and good impacts about honoring and loving national costumes on Mongolian society has been increasing year by year. Moreover, Deeltei Mongol festival has already become one of the major tourist attractions in Ulaanbaatar during summer. Wearing national costume gives you that kind of looks from which it's unable to move anyone's eye's off you.
What Mongolians wear is how they present themselves to the world.