Find content
eg: title, city, activity, people
OPTIONAL - Only in:
OR search by:
Questions, Answers and VOD
For content providers

Responsive image

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.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

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

   LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing or requests for CD/DVD copies of this material, please contact the producer or the author directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9

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