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Mongolias Nadaam Festival History




Nadaam and it's traditional games are believed to be almost two thousand years old but the festival as it exists today is to commerate the 1921 revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country.

What to expect Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery. Another Naadam activity is a game using shagai (sheep knuckles) that serve as game pieces and tokens of both divination and friendship. Traditional Mongolian singing. The wrestling has no time limit and the most famous wrestler choses his opponent.