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.
Series: 2010 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List/Inscriptions 2010 sur la Liste de sauvegarde urgente,
Author/director: D.Sumkhuu, B.Nyamdavaa, Ch.Bataa, G.Bolor,
Published in: 2010
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