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Mongolian traditional practices of the worshipping of sacred sites. ©UNESCO 2010
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Mongolian traditional practices of the worshipping of sacred sites

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Mongolian worship ceremonies are performed at sacred sites to invoke assistance from nature deities: in the summer for timely rain and abundant pastures, and in the autumn for the protection of humans and livestock from a harsh winter. The ritual praises of the ceremony are followed by a festival with horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions. The tradition encompasses many forms of intangible cultural heritage, and builds a sense of community and solidarity among the people, while strengthening awareness of the importance of protecting the environment.

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Place/Country: Mongolia
Series: 2010 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Credits: D.Sumkhuu, director ; B.Nyamdavaa, director ; Ch.Bataa, director ; G.Bolor, director.
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Rights/Droits: Scientific and Environmental Cinematographic Society of Mongolia

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