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Mongolian Traditional Practices of the Worshipping of Sacred Sites


Language: English

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/region: Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
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Director: D.Sumkhuu, B.Nyamdavaa, Ch.Bataa, G.Bolor Published in:
Rights: Scientific and Environmental Cinematographic Society of Mongolia
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2010-0087100013
Source ref.: DOC:0054400013 CAND:00544
Rights holder: UNESCO; Scientific and Environmental Cinematographic Society of Mongolia